M8 motorway (Pakistan)

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M-8
Route information
Maintained by National Highway Authority
Length: 892 km[1] (554 mi)
Existed: 2017 – present
Major junctions
East end: Sukkur
  Pakistan N-5.svg N-5 National Highway
Pakistan N-85.svg N-85 National Highway
West end: Gwadar
Location
Major cities: Khuzdar
Awaran
Hoshab
Turbat
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan

The M-8 (Urdu: موٹروے 8‎) is an east-west motorway in Pakistan, connecting Sukkur Larkana to Gwadar. The motorway partly currently under-construction, while the 193 kilometer stretch between Gwadar and Hoshab was inaugurated in February 2016.

Route[edit]

The Ratodero Gwadar Motorway (M-8) will start from Ratodero in Sindh Province and enter Balochistan Province passing near the towns of Khuzdar, Awaran, Hoshab, Turbat before joining the Makran Coastal Highway just east of the port city of Gwadar. The M8 will cross the Dasht River and pass near the Mirani Dam in Balochistan Province. The M8 will have 4-lanes and a total length of 892 km. Initially, 2-lanes will be constructed after the completion of which another 2-lanes will be added, thus making a total of 4-lanes.

Construction[edit]

The M8 is being constructed by Pakistan's National Highway Authority. Construction of the M8 commenced on 15 October 2004.[2] According to a newspaper report of July 23, 2015 the construction arm of Pakistan army, Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has completed 502 of 870 kilometer of this road.[3] The work started simultaneously from the junction with the Mekran Coastal Highway (MCH) and from Ratodero in Sind. As of January 2015 the road is completed except for some bridges from MCH to a point near Hoshab where it joins N85 (Hoshab-Panjgur-Besima Highway) and Hoshab-Bela Road. The M8 Motorway will be following the alignment of N85. From the Ratodero end M8 to Khuzdar is almost complete except for a difficult section going over the peaks of northern Kirthar range about seventy Kilometers east of Khuzdar.

Junctions and interchanges[edit]

M8 Motorway
Southbound exits Junction Northbound exits
M8 1 M8
Turbat

(D.Baloch)

2 Turbat

(D.Baloch)

Hoshab 3 Hoshab
Awaran 4 Awaran
N85

(Khuzdar)

5 N85

(Khuzdar)

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