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Dir Chitral Motorway

Dir Chitral Motorway (aka Dir Motorway or Chitral Motorway) is an approximately 195km (121 miles) route located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Dir Motorway is also known as Chitral Motorway is part of the CPEC project and is an uplifted high-speed alternative route to the existing N45 route.

Dir Chitral Motorway

Dir Chitral Motorway

Phase 1 of Dir Chitral Motorway Map

The proposed phase 1 of Dir Chitral Motorway starts at the southern end of Chakdara interchange at Swat Motorway. From Chakdara interchange the motorway towards north passes through, lower Dir (Timergara), upper Dir, Lowari Top (Lowari Tunnel), Drosh, and finally reaches the northern end of the motorway at Chitral city.

Dir Chitral Motorway

dir chitral motorway toll

Dir Chitral Motorway Connections

The southern end of Dir Chitral Motorway at Chakdara interchange provides route connections to Swat Valley via Swat Motorway Phase 2 to the northeast. Chakdara interchange also provides route connection to Islamabad visa Swat Motorway phase 1 to the south and then via M1 towards Islamabad and Peshawar.


dir chitral motorway interchange

Phase 2 of Dir Chitral Motorway

Phase 2 of the Dir Chitral Motorway is a national and international extension of this project. Phase 2 will provide route connection towards further north in Chitral District towards Booni and to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan.

The Wakhan Corridor route extension will provide motorway access to central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. This northern extension will also provide route connection to the northern areas in Pakistan creating a Motorway circle in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and connecting Kashgar located in southwestern Xinjiang, China.

List of Other Motorways in Pakistan

Motorway M-1From Peshawar to Islamabad155 Km
Motorway M-2From Lahore to Islamabad334 Km
Motorway M-3From Lahore to Abdul Hakeem230 Km
Motorway M-4From Pindi Bhattian to Multan309 Km
Motorway M-5From Multan to Sukkur392 Km
Motorway M-6From Sukkur to Hyderabad296 Km
Motorway M-7From Dadu to Hub270 Km
Motorway M-8From Ratodero to Gwadar892 Km
Motorway M-9From Hyderabad to Karachi136 Km
Motorway M-10Karachi Northern Bypass57 Km
Motorway M-11From Sialkot to Lahore103 Km
Motorway M-14From Hakla to D.I. Khan280 Km
Motorway M-15From Hasan Abdal to Thakot180 Km
Motorway M-16Swat Motorway – Swat Expressway160 Km

List of Other Expressways in Pakistan

Name of ExpresswayLengthLanes
Peshawar Northern Bypass32 km4
E1 Expressway65 km4
Peshawar – Torkham Expressway
E3 Expressway100 km4
Kot Sarwar–Hafizabad – Wazirabad Expressway
E5 Expressway103 km4
Khanewal – Lodhran Expressway
E6 Expressway69 km4
Sukkur – Jacobabad Expressway
E6B Expressway200 km4
Ratodero-Sehwan Expressway
E75 Expressway130 km4
Islamabad – Muzzafarabad Expressway
E90 Expressway66 km4
Besham – Khwazakhela Expressway
Lahore – Nankana Sahib Expressway66 km4
E2 Expressway28 km10



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