Karachi Northern Bypass (M10 motorway)

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Nagan Interchange at North Nazimabad, Karachi
    
The M10 is a motorway located in Sindh province, Pakistan, however it is mostly referred to as the Karachi Northern Bypass. It is 57 km long and consists of 4 lanes (2 lanes operational).

Route

The M10 begins north of Karachi at the end of Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road, near the junction of the M9 to which it is connected through a Trumpet interchange. It then continues north for a few kilometers before turning west, where it forms an interchange with the N25. After this interchange it eventually turns south back towards Karachi and merges onto the KPT Flyover at Karachi Port.

History

The construction work on the Bypass started started in 2002 and was completed in 2007

Interesting facts

  • The M10 is the second shortest motorway in Pakistan, the shortest being M3
  • The M10 is actually a bypass diverging outbound traffic away from Karachi, and is the only bypass in Pakistan given the status of a motorway
  • M10 is Pakistan's longest bypass.[1]







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