Malir Expressway

Malir Expressway

Malir Expressway - Karachi is building a new highway to ease traffic!

Karachi is the World’s 12th largest city with a population of over 20 million and almost 3.4 million vehicles. This causes traffic jams and makes it hard to get around. The Pakistani government is building a new 6-lane highway next to the Malir River to fix this. This will connect the city center to the main highway much faster, saving people time and fuel. It will also help trucks carrying goods move around more easily. It starts from KPT Interchange near Qayyomabad and ends at Super Highway (M9), near DHA Phase-IX. As considered by the Government of Sindh the Development of the expressway is done under Public Private Partnership mode (PPP), on an urgent basis, to bring ease in traffic flows and lives of the general public.

To carry out this project, the following consultants are engaged:

  1. M/s. EA Consulting (Pvt) Ltd -Technical Consultant (Lead Member) 
  2. M/s. Ernst & Young – Financial Consultant
  3. M/s. HaidermotBNR & Co – Legal Consultant.

What are the benefits of the Malir Expressway for Bahria Town Karachi residents?

Malir Expressway Project update

The Malir Expressway is a 39-kilometer, six-lane, high-speed toll expressway under construction in Karachi, Pakistan. It promises to bring significant benefits to Bahria Town Karachi. Expected to have a design speed of 80 km/h, significantly reducing travel time compared to existing roads. This project is currently under construction, with an estimated completion date in 2025.

Benefits for Bahria Town Karachi:

  • Reduced travel time: Residents of Bahria Town will have a direct, high-speed link to the city center, potentially cutting travel time by half or more. This can improve daily commutes, and access to healthcare, education, and other essential services.
  • Increased connectivity: The expressway will connect Bahria Town to other major developments like DHA City, and the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, opening up new opportunities for residents and businesses.
  • Enhanced BTK property value: Improved accessibility and connectivity are expected to boost the value of properties within Bahria Town Karachi, making it an attractive option for real estate investors and homeowners alike.
  • Economic growth: The expressway is expected to stimulate economic activity in Bahria Town Karachi and surrounding areas by facilitating easier movement of goods and people.
  • Improved quality of life: Reduced traffic congestion and faster travel times can lead to a better quality of life for residents, with less time spent commuting and more time for other activities
  • Better Infrastructure: The construction of the expressway signifies overall development in the area, leading to improved infrastructure, such as roads, utilities, and public amenities, benefiting residents and enhancing their quality of life.
  • Tourism and Recreation: The expressway may facilitate easier access to tourist attractions and recreational facilities in and around Bahria Town Karachi, encouraging tourism within the township

Malir Expressway Map

Malir Expressway Project Map

Features of Malir Expressway



Project Length

39.1 km on the Right Bank of the Malir River

Facility Type

Access Controlled High-Speed Toll Expressway

Typical Cross-Section

4-Lane with 3m side Shoulders dual carriageway and 7.9m raised central median, for future expansion

Design Speed

80 km per hour

Mode of Financing


Design & Construction Period

36 Months

Concession Period

25 + 3 Years


1. Korangi – Shah Faisal Colony Road
3. Shahre-Faisal/N5 near Quaidabad
4. At a suitable location between km 20 to 24
5. At a suitable location between km 25 to 30
6. At endpoint i.e. M9 (to be remodeled for Expressway requirement)

No Flyovers


No of Other Bridges


No. of Underpass


No. of Cattle Creeps


No of Culvers


No of Weigh Bridges


No of Toll Plaza


Latest news for Karachi! The Malir Expressway is getting a boost!

Good news for Karachi commuters! The Sindh government has approved a 14.5 billion rupee investment to complete additional work on the Malir Expressway. This means the project is back on track and is expected to be finished by June 2025.

Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • The extra money will help overcome challenges faced in some areas along the route.
  • A new elevated option is being used to avoid densely populated areas.
  • The first section of the expressway, from Qayyumabad to Quaidabad, could be open as early as next month!

This is a big step forward for Karachi’s infrastructure and will hopefully ease traffic congestion in the city. Stay tuned for updates on the project’s progress on our Blogs.

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