M3 motorway (Pakistan)


M3 motorway (Pakistan)

Pakistan motorway routebox
motorway logo=
motorway= M3
length-km= 53
length-mi=
direction=
start= Pindi Bhattian / M2
destinations= Chiniot, Sargodha
end= Faisalabad
opening-date= 1999
completion-date= 2003
junctions= M2
motorway owner=
motorway operator=

The M3 is a motorway that links the city of Faisalabad with the M2 motorway. The M3 will eventually become an important link connecting southern Pakistan with the north. It is only 53 km long making it the shortest motorway of Pakistan. It has 2 junctions in between.

Route

The M3 starts at Pindi Bhattian, a small town located at the junction between the M2 and M3. It then passes Southwest and ends in Chiniot, a small city located outside Faisalabad. The whole stretch of the M3 consists of 4 lanes with no rest areas along the route. However there is a gas station on both sides of the carriageways.

History

The M3 was conceived by deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his first term but was not inaugurated until 2002, by President Pervez Musharraf. In early 2004, the M3 opened to the public.

Junctions & Interchanges


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Interesting Facts

* The M3 is Pakistan's shortest motorway

ee also

*Motorways of Pakistan
*National Highways of Pakistan
*Transport in Pakistan
*National Highway Authority

References

External links


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