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.
Karachi – Gwadar
Karachi – Chaman via Quetta
Continues as Kandahar–Spinboldak Road in Afghanistan. Also known as RCD Highway
Hushab - Surab via Turbat and Panjgor
( Based on Information received from Local residents The Same road Continues to Quetta and Chaman
Gwadar – Ratodero via Bela
Based on Information received from Local residents
Gwadar - Jewini
Makran Coastal Highway
For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Pakistan Government Contact List
DISTANCES FROM CAPITAL CITY TO MAJOR TOWNS (km)
(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
Travel Time Matrix
8 h 45 min
14 h 8 min
16 h 13 min
Security along the route is ok but it is required to be cautious and keep connected with security officials to follow guidelines.
Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits
Axle load limits
Truck with 2 axles
Truck with 3 axles
Truck with 4 axles
Semi-trailer with 3 axles
Semi-trailer with 4 axles
Semi-trailer with 5 axles
Semi-trailer with 6 axles
Bridges: 1 approximately 200 Meter long bridge over Hangol River.
Road Class and Surface Conditions
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.