M-10 motorway (Pakistan)

Coordinates: 24°59′42.44″N 67°10′52.41″E / 24.9951222°N 67.1812250°E / 24.9951222; 67.1812250
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24°59′42.44″N 67°10′52.41″E / 24.9951222°N 67.1812250°E / 24.9951222; 67.1812250

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M-10 motorway
ایم ١٠ موٹروے
Karachi Northern Bypass
Route information
Maintained by National Highway Authority
Length57 km (35 mi)
Major junctions
North end Karachi East
South end Keamari
Major citiesKarachi
Highway system

The M-10 motorway (Urdu: ایم ۱۰ موٹروے) or the Karachi Northern Bypass (Urdu: کراچی ناردرن بائی پاس) is a two-lane 57 km motorway in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] It connects the M-9 motorway to the Karachi Port, and provides an easy access to the transporters and to the commuters who can go directly to the Karachi port without entering the main arteries of city.[2]


The M-10 begins north of Karachi at the end of Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road, near the junction of the M-9 to which it is connected through a trumpet interchange. It then continues north for a few kilometers before turning west, where it forms an interchange with the N-25. After this interchange, it eventually turns south back towards Karachi and merges onto the KPT Flyover at Karachi Port.


The contract for the construction work was awarded to M/s ECI in May 2002 for Rs. 645.17 million through open bidding.[3] The National Logistics Cell started the construction in June 2002, and completed it in 2007.[4] Yousaf Barakzai of the National Highway Authority served as the project director.[5] The project was inaugurated by President Pervez Musharraf on 6 August 2007 at a total cost of Rs. 3.5 billion.[6]

Junctions and interchanges[edit]

M10 Motorway
Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits

Bridge collapse[edit]

On 1 September 2007, the Shershah Bridge collapsed along the Karachi Northern Bypass, which had opened in August 2007. Six people were killed, while many others were injured.[5][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Karachi Northern Bypass (M-10)". National Highway Authority. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  2. ^ "ECIL - Projects - Construction Supervision of Karachi Northern Bypass Package - I (32 km)". www.ecil.com. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  3. ^ Yasin, Asim (13 May 2015). "'Incomplete Lyari Expressway caused Rs7.5 billion loss'". The News International. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  4. ^ "National Highway Authority". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  5. ^ a b "KARACHI: Six killed in bridge collapse". Dawn. 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  6. ^ "President inaugurates Northern Bypass – Business Recorder". Business Recorder. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  7. ^ "Karachi road collapse kills six". BBC News. 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  8. ^ Ali, Imtiaz (2022-09-01). "15 years on, officials responsible for Shershah bridge collapse in Karachi evade justice". Dawn. Retrieved 2022-09-25.

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