Swat Motorway also called Swat Expressway is a high-speed route of approximately 160 kilometers (90 Miles), starting from Kernal Sher Khan Interchange on M1 Motorway and terminates in the vicinity of the Chakdara bridge on National Highway N-45 at the far south of Swat. This recent addition to the Swat Valley road infrastructure is, in fact, a dual carriageway which officially is now referred to as Swat Expressway.
Interchanges / Junctions on Swat Expressway
There are a total of 7 interchanges / Junctions on Swat Motorway. The south end of the Swat expressway starts from Nowshera and terminates at Chakdara in the north end which is adjusted souther part of Swat. Swat Motorway has seven interchanges starting from the Karnal Sher Khan Interchange to Dhobian, Ismaila, Bakshalay, Katlang, Palai, and Chakdara.
Swat Motorway Tunnels and Bridges
The Swat Motorway passing through 21 bridges and 1300 meters of twin tunnels near Swat Valley.
Swat Motorway an Alternative Fast Route to Swat Valley
The Swat Motorway provides highway speed, an alternate route for District Swat, Upper and Lower Dir, Chitral and other remote areas within the Malakand and Bajour Agency promoting interconnectivity with developed regions of the country.
Swat Expressway has greatly reduced congestions and road accidents on the existing National Highway N-45 that passes through built-up towns of Rashakai, Mardan, Takhtbai, Shergah, Sakhakot, Dargai, and Batkhela.
Reduction in Travel time from Swat to Islamabad
The distance between swat and Islamabad is around 247 Km (153 Miles) which thanks to swiftly Swat Motorway has reduced the traveling to roughly 3 hours.
Benefits of Swat Motorway
The people of Malakand, Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Chitral, Shangla, Mardan and Swat districts would largely benefit from Swat Motorway.
Tourism being the main sector of attention of the Govt has been immensely promoted in Swat Valley and other parts of the Malakand division after the construction of Swat Motorway. The fruits, horticulture, agriculture, woolen sectors and other trade depending on the motorway transportation has upward boosted.
Is it really a Swat Motorway or Swat Expressway?
As nouns the difference between motorway and expressway is that motorway is (British, Ireland, New Zealand, parts of Australia) a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic, having restrictions on the vehicle types permitted and merging lanes instead of cross-traffic; in parts of the United States and other places called freeway while expressway is a divided highway where intersections and direct access to adjacent properties have been eliminated.
List of Other Motorways in Pakistan
|Motorway M-1||From Peshawar to Islamabad||155 Km|
|Motorway M-2||From Lahore to Islamabad||334 Km|
|Motorway M-3||From Lahore to Abdul Hakeem||230 Km|
|Motorway M-4||From Pindi Bhattian to Multan||309 Km|
|Motorway M-5||From Multan to Sukkur||392 Km|
|Motorway M-6||From Sukkur to Hyderabad||296 Km|
|Motorway M-7||From Dadu to Hub||270 Km|
|Motorway M-8||From Ratodero to Gwadar||892 Km|
|Motorway M-9||From Hyderabad to Karachi||136 Km|
|Motorway M-10||Karachi Northern Bypass||57 Km|
|Motorway M-11||From Sialkot to Lahore||103 Km|
|Motorway M-14||From Hakla to D.I. Khan||280 Km|
|Motorway M-15||From Hasan Abdal to Thakot||180 Km|
|Motorway M-16||Swat Motorway – Swat Expressway||160 Km|
List of Other Expressways in Pakistan
|Name of Expressway||Length||Lanes|
|Peshawar Northern Bypass||32 km||4|
|E1 Expressway||65 km||4|
|Peshawar – Torkham Expressway|
|E3 Expressway||100 km||4|
|Kot Sarwar–Hafizabad – Wazirabad Expressway|
|E5 Expressway||103 km||4|
|Khanewal – Lodhran Expressway|
|E6 Expressway||69 km||4|
|Sukkur – Jacobabad Expressway|
|E6B Expressway||200 km||4|
|E75 Expressway||130 km||4|
|Islamabad – Muzzafarabad Expressway|
|E90 Expressway||66 km||4|
|Besham – Khwazakhela Expressway|
|Lahore – Nankana Sahib Expressway||66 km||4|
|E2 Expressway||28 km||10|