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Since the inauguration of Makran Coastal Highway (N10), Gwadar City has been connected to the entire country/region via Karachi (Eastern Route) and Quetta (Western Route). The Highway is around 655 km paved single carriage road, and passes by the Arabian Sea coastline of Pakistan. It connects with major upcountry routes at two locations and continues upward.

At Liari/Zero Point it terminate into RCD (Quetta - Karachi) highway.  No Major cities on route except Ormara, a small coastal town. At Kapper it turns towards Turbat and Hoshab and converts into Motorway (M8), Hoshab onwards it continues towards Quetta and Bella via N85. Form Turbat it also takes a turn towards Iran.

Currently, Gwadar from Karachi through N10 is commutable within a smooth none-stop drive of eight hours (LTV), however, with any increase in traffic the drive time shall increase as road is only 2 lane (30 Foot) wide and will not be able to accommodate projected traffic from Gwadar Port and vice versa.

There are no regular fuel stations, Workshops and Rest area on route, nonetheless, smuggled fuel of low quality is available at certain points.  

The National Highway Authority (NHA) was created, in 1991, through an Act of the Parliament, for planning, development, operation, repair and maintenance of National Highways and Strategic Roads specially entrusted to NHA by the Federal Government or by a Provincial Government or other authority concerned. 

NHA sublets and governs the construction and one of major national organization is FWO (frontier works organization). Frontier Works Organization (FWO), today’s most versatile and vibrant construction frm, was established on 31 October 1966 to wrought a miracle and carve out a modern highway, the Karakoram Highway, across crags and crevices of the highest mountain ranges of the world.

Sign

Course

Length

Lanes

Completion Year

Status

Remarks

 

Karachi – Gwadar

655 km

2

2003

Operational

Known more popularly as the Makran Coastal Highway.

 

Karachi – Chaman via Quetta

813 km

2

-

Operational

Continues as Kandahar–Spinboldak Road in Afghanistan. Also known as RCD Highway

 

Hushab - Surab via Turbat and Panjgor

487 km

2

-

Operational

( Based on Information received from Local residents  The Same road Continues to Quetta  and Chaman

 

Gwadar – Ratodero via Bela

892

2

 

Partially Operational

Based on Information received from Local residents

 

Gwadar - Jewini

 

2

 

Operational

Makran Coastal Highway

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.2.1 Pakistan Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

DISTANCES FROM CAPITAL CITY TO MAJOR TOWNS (km)

Origin/

Destination

Karachi

Quetta

Peshawar

Torkham Border

Chaman Border

Lahore

Islamabad

Gwadar

(620.5 km) via Makran Coastal Highway

(1096 km) Via Makran Coastal HW and RCD HW 

1,927.1 km) via Makran Coastal Highway, RCD Hwy and N-50

(1,968.7 km) via Makran Coastal Highway, RCD Hwy and N-50

(1,214.3 km) via Makran Coastal Highway and Regional Cooperation for Development

1,849 km

 

2,010 km

 

Travel Time Matrix

 

Karachi

Quetta

Peshawar

Torkham

Chamman

Lahore

Islamabad

Gwadar

8 h 45 min

 

14 h 8 min

 

27 h

 

28 h

 

16 h 13 min

 

27 h

 

28 h

 

Road Security

Security along the route is ok but it is required to be cautious and keep connected with security officials to follow guidelines.

Security: Marginal

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

 No weighbridges

Axle load limits

LCA Country

Transit Country

Transit Country

Truck with 2 axles

17.5

17.5

17.5

Truck with 3 axles

29.5

29.5

29.5

Truck with 4 axles

39.5

39.5

39.5

Semi-trailer with 3 axles

27.5

27.5

27.5

Semi-trailer with 4 axles

39.5

39.5

39.5

Semi-trailer with 5 axles

48.5

48.5

48.5

Semi-trailer with 6 axles

58.5

58.5

58.5

Bridges: 1 approximately 200 Meter long bridge over Hangol River.

Road Class and Surface Conditions

Classification

Road Description

Class: (e.g. RN)

 

Class: B+ (V. Good, Paved Road)

Makran Coastal Highway is 655 KM From Karachi and connects to all major upcountry routes, it is a single carriage (30 F Wide) paved road. Condition is Very Good, however, no regular fuel and other vehicle related services available.