NAWABSHAH: Shaheed Benazirabad Division Commissioner Syed Mohsin Ali Shah said on Saturday that the construction of the Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway would pave the way for a new era of development in the area.

Chairing a meeting, held in relation to the land requisition from Shaheed Benazirabad to Naushahro Feroze districts for construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway project, he said that for this public welfare project all possible cooperation would be extended to the National Highway Authority.

The commissioner said that after the construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway commuters would be able to avail better transport facilities while new employment opportunities would also be generated for the locals in particular.

He said that mechanism would be formulated for prompt payments to owners of land whose lands would be on the route of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway. Briefing the meeting the National Highway General Manager, Sham Sundar said that the work on the project would be carried out and completed as per the working paper that was prepared during the year 2015-2016.

The Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway project, the federal government has released Rs14 billion while the dwellers of Hyderabad, Matiari, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze and Sukkur districts would take a lot of benefit from this Motorway.

He said that owners of land and crops on the Motorway route would get due compensation. He said the 306 km-long Motorway M-6 would comprise six lanes for which five deputy directors and eight assistant directors of the National Highway Authority have been posted to supervise the construction.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Aamir Hussain Panhwar, Deputy Commissioner Naushehro Feroze Muhammad Tashfeen Alam, General Manager National Highway Authority M-6 Sukkur Sham Sundar, Regional Director National Highway Authority Jahangir Larak and officials from the related departments.