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Malir Expressway Project - MEW


Largest Urban Transport Project in Pakistan under PPP Mode.
Tentative length 38.7 Km
Six-lane Controlled Access Dual Expressway
Six Interchanges for better access and connectivity
Catering to approximate 30,000 Vehicles per day


Local Government Department ('LGD'), Government of Sindh intends to develop the Malir Expressway Project which will facilitate thousands of commuters and heavy traffic of Karachi Port, Korangi Industrial Area, Landhi Industrial Area, Steel Mills, Port Qasim, and other such areas towards upcountry through the National and Super Highways. The project includes the development of 38.7 kilometers 3x3 lane expressway with controlled access along the Malir River starting from Korangi Creek Avenue (DHA) and ending at Karachi–Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) near Kathore via the existing Link Road.
The proposed expressway will provide speedy access to key real estate schemes along the route, reducing the commuting time from Korangi Creek Avenue (DHA) to Superhighway (M-9) to only 25 minutes. The Expressway will have 6 interchanges. 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:
• Design
• 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 tolls from the commuters of the project.


The Concession Agreement was executed in April 2020


The financial close was achieved in June 2022.


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.

3. The project shall shift the urban housing sector growth towards the developing societies on M9 by facilitating the commuters through easy access to downtown.



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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
The bid submission deadline for the Malir Expressway Project has been extended to 15:00 hours on Friday, 1st November, 2019 16-10-2019
Responses against bidder queries 16-09-2019
Revised Technical Reports - Malir Expressway Project (MEP) 16-09-2019
Extension Nocie - Malir Expressway Project 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 Draft Concession Agreement (DCA) - Malir Expressway 04-01-2019
Stage Two Request For Proposal (RFP) - Malir Expressway 04-01-2019
Request for Proposal (RFP) of Malir Expressway Project 02-04-2018
Concession Agreement (DCA) 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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