Kohat Tunnel

Indus Highway taking off from Peshawar passes over a hill range rising to a height of 900 meters. The distance between the towns of Peshawar and Kohat, over the existing hill route is nearly 65 km. The National Highway Authority has initiated a project to build a tunnel through the hill range with a view to reducing the distance. The length of the proposed tunnel is 1.885 km. Though the tunnel will not reduce the distance by more than a few km but the travel time will be much reduced as the speed will increase from 40 km per hour to 70 km per hour. In addition travel over the steep and dangerous hill route, that causes many an accident, will be avoided.