79% of CPEC Eastern Route completes, 21% is remaining. The entire completion of CPEC route will connect Gwadar and Karachi to Khunjerab Pass in the North. As many as 79% work on motorways and 68% on highways have been completed on eastern and western routes of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to Gwadar Pro.
Both the Western and Eastern alignments will connect Khunjerab Pass to Gwadar. The common alignment for all the three eastern, western and central routes including 790 km road from Khunjerab to Burhan and 193 km road from Hoshab to Gwadar has been completed already. Burhan will be at the intersection of the Eastern and Western Alignment. According to the officials, the distance of the Eastern route starting from Islamabad to Karachi is 1,419 KM, out of which 79% work on motorways has been completed whereas 21% is left which is 306 KM Sukkur Hyderabad motorway.
This is the only patch left in the eastern route of CPEC. Sukkur Hyderabad motorway is expected to be complete in the next 30 months. The company which won the tender has already been allowed to start its construction.