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The Indus Highway


The Indus Highway, also known by its technical designation N-55, is a 1,264 km long four-lane highway that runs along the Indus River in Pakistan connecting the port city of Karachi with the northwestern city of Peshawar. It is part of Pakistan's National Highways network and is maintained and operated by Pakistan's National Highway Authority.

History
In 1980, the Indus Highway was proposed to provide an alternative and shorter route to the heavily used N-5 and to also aid the development of western Sindh province and eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Construction began in 1981 from Karachi and was completed in 1985 in Peshawar.


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