Its first portion is a 50km four-lane motorway from Yarik on Indus Highway to Sagu, according to an NHA official.
Beyond Sagu up to Zhob, dualisation of the DI Khan-Quetta Highway (N-50) is being done under the project, he added. The project includes the construction of Darazinda and Zhob bypasses.
The proposed right of way of the project is 100 metres for Yarik to Sagu, while 50m will be acquired for dualisation of N-50.
The official said Chinese financing for the project for upgrading the road for the western route would be among the important points on the agenda for the next CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee meeting scheduled to be held in the 3rd week of this month.
Matters regarding financing are being pursued with the Chinese government, he added. He said the Zhob-Quetta and Quetta-Sohrab sections of CPEC’s western route were in the feasibility study stage.