SMEC and EGC, in a joint venture with five local engineering consultancy firms, were appointed by Pakistan’s National Highway Authority to act as Assistant to the Employer’s Representative. The scope and magnitude of the project demanded high standards of technical excellence across multiple disciplines. Our teams delivered project design review, supervision of civil works and monitoring of operations and maintenance activities.
Some of the unique elements of the project are the installation of a night lighting system, tree planting and extensive landscaping, beyond what has been achieved on previous motorway projects. A total of 415,000 trees were planted along both sides of the motorway, and the team designed and delivered the landscaping of 12 service areas, 10 rest areas and 12 interchanges.
Considering various factors including reduction in distance and traffic congestion relative to the previous network, and more energy efficient operations, this project has contributed significantly to reduction in carbon emissions. The ambitious landscaping has improved the natural environment in areas around the motorway, leading to improved pollution control.
National Highway Authority