Islamabad Expressway

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Islamabad Expressway
اسلام آباد بزرگراه
Route information
Maintained by Capital Development Authority
Length: 28 km (17 mi)
Existed: 1968 – present
Major junctions
North end: Zero Point Interchange
  Faizabad Interchange
South end: N-5 (Rawat
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan

The Islamabad Expressway (Urdu: اسلام آباد بزرگراه‎) is one a major north-south expressway in Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. The expressway provides quick access between Islamabad and Rawalpindi and connecting the nation's capital with the N-5 National Highway. It stretches from Zero Point Interchange with the Kashmir Highway in Islamabad to Rawat, Punjab on the N-5 National Highway.[1] The total length of the expressway is 28 kilometers (17 mi). The width varies from three lanes to five lanes and has 2 interchanges; Zero Point Interchange and Faizabad Interchange.

Islamabad Expressway start at Rawat

Interchanges and exits[edit]

Islamabad highway being inside the Islamabad city has a lot of intersections. Starting from the northern end, these are:

Intersections Traffic Control Method
Kashmir Highway at Zero Point Zero Point Interchange
Shakarparian Road Interchange
Murree Road crossing Faizabad Interchange
Sohan Traffic Signal
Lehtrar Road Khana Bridge
Missile Chowk Traffic Signal
Karaal Chowk Traffic Signal

2007 proposal[edit]

In 2007, the Capital Development Authority proposed to build three new interchanges on the highway at Karaal Chowk, Lehtrar Road and Dhok Kala Khan Road to make it signal free.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Access Islamabad". Islamabad Guide. Islamabad Capital Administration, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Islamabad Highway to be signal free". Daily Times. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 

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