CPEC: Roads reopened in Dera Ismail Khan

Dera Ismail Khan: The district administration has reopened major roads, linked with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which were affected by the devastating floods.

The administration redoubled its efforts by mobilizing all relevant departments to rebuild access routes and roads which were damaged by flood and succeeded to reopen over 260 kilometers major roads and 70 km link roads and highways for all kind of traffic, said an official announcement.

The repair work on these branch roads and highways at flood-stricken areas has been completed by departments concerned which include the Communication and Works(C&W) department, National Highway Authority (NHA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority (PKHA).

The major roads which have been rebuilt and reopened for all kinds of traffic include Dera Ismail Khan-Tank Road, Dera Ismail Khan-Bannu Road, Dera Ismail Khan-Islamabad CPEC, Dera Ismail Khan-Chashma Road, Hathala-Kalachi Road, Thatta Balochan Road, Ramak to Shah Jamal Road and Prova to Makkar Road.

In addition, about 70 link roads or small roads have also been rebuilt and opened for traffic, while the restoration work of the remaining roads was continued at a fast pace under the supervision of Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan.

Commissioner Dera Amir Afaq had, during the meeting held recently in his office, directed to speed up restoration work on damaged infrastructures in the flood affected areas besides rescue and relief efforts.