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Malir Expressway Project - MEW


Tentative length 39.3 Km
6 lane dualized expressway
Project has been launched for investor solicitation through two-stage bidding process
Stage 1 technical bids are currently under evaluation


Local Government Department ('LGD'), Government of Sindh intends to develop the Malir Expressway which will be a 4-lane dualized expressway along the Malir River from Hino Chowk near KPT Flyover to Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) near Kathore via link road. The total length of the Malir Expressway will be 39.3 km. The proposed expressway will provide a new southern alternative route for carrying port traffic and traffic from industrial areas to main highways. The Expressway will provide speedy access to key real estate schemes along the route, reducing commuting time from KPT Flyover to Super highway (M-9) to only 25 minutes.

The project has been structured on a Design, Built, Finance, Operate & Maintain and Transfer (DBFOT) arrangement with a concession period of 28 years (which includes 3 years of construction and 25 years of operations and maintenance).

During the concession, the private party will be responsible for:

  • Construction;
  • Financing;
  • Operations and Maintenance of the Project;
  • Concessionaire will also undertake two major overlays on the project during the Concession period;

The Concessionaire will be entitled to levy and collect toll from the commuters of the project.


Local Government of Government of Sindh (GoS) in Collaboration with Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit, organized first ever 'Investor Conference' on Thursday 01 March at Movenpick Hotel in Karachi to showcase its upcoming mega road project 'Malir Expressway'.

The conference was attended by leading local and international business groups, banks, non banking financial institutions and construction companies.

Mr. Khalid Mehmood Shaikh, DG PPP Unit reiterated the desire of GoS to develop Malir Expressway, which is expected to be the biggest PPP project undertaken so far in Sindh. The Project will develop a 4-lane dualized expressway along the Malir River and will serve as a new southern alternative route. The total length of the project is 39.3Km and it will reduce the travel time to 25 minutes only.

The consultants for the project briefed the audience in detail about the Technical, Legal and financial aspects of the project and responded their queries related to the project.

The participants showed keen interest in the project and appreciated GoS for providing an equal opportunity, for the first time, to the financial investors to lead infrastructure projects, which otherwise was only confined to the construction industry.




1. Phenomenal population growth and increase in vehicular traffic has resulted in congestion and traffic jams on major roads of city due to which commuters face inconvenience/hazards such as consumption of excess fuel and time, environmental pollution (noise + smoke) and accidents, etc.

2. Karachi also has two sea ports, originating heavy vehicular traffic to up-country, thereby adding extra volumes of heavy traffic on city roads up to M9 and N-5.



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The bid submission deadline for the Malir Expressway Project has been extended to 15:00 hours on Friday, 1st November, 2019 16-10-2019
The Local Government Department has issued an Addendum No.1 to the RFP Documents and the responses to queries received from interested parties/prospective bidders and feedback received during the first and second pre-bid meetings.- Malir Expressway Project 16-10-2019
Extension Nocie - Malir Expressway Project 16-09-2019
Revised Technical Reports - Malir Expressway Project (MEP) 16-09-2019
Responses against bidder queries 16-09-2019
2nd Extension in Bid submission deadline A/C MEP (till 23rd April 2019) 02-04-2019
Responses against Queries of stage two bidders for Malir Expressway Project (Queries & Responses Document II) 31-03-2019
Responses against queries of stage two bidders for Malir Expressway Project 05-03-2019
Extension in Bid submission deadline A/C Malir Expressway Project 04-03-2019
Stage Two Request For Proposal (RFP) - Malir Expressway 04-01-2019
Stage Two Draft Concession Agreement (DCA) - Malir Expressway 04-01-2019
Concession Agreement (DCA) of Malir Expressway Project 02-04-2018
Request for Proposal (RFP) of Malir Expressway Project 02-04-2018
Important Announcement 01-04-2018
Response to Bidders' Queries in respect of Malir Expressway Project 15-Mar-2018 15-03-2018
Response to Bidders' Queries in respect of Malir Expressway Project 02-03-2018

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