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    The M2 is a motorway in Punjab province, Pakistan. It is 367 km long and begins in Lahore. It then passes through Sheikhupura, Pindi Bhattian, Kot Momin, Salem, Lilla, Kallar Kahar, Balksar, and Chakri before ending just outside the twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad. It then continues on to eventually become the M1 motorway linking the twin cities with Peshawar. The M2 crosses the junction of the M3 (to Faisalabad) at Pindi Bhattian.

    Route
    The M2 starts to the west of Lahore, at the Babu Sabu junction of the Lahore Bypass. Once it crosses the Ravi River, it diverges away from the N5 (also known at GT or Grand Trunk Road) and heads east towards Sheikhupura. Once at Pindi Bhattian, it crosses the M3 junction and then turns north-west. It continues all the way to Kallar Kahar, where the M2 enters the Salt Ranges. This stretch of motorway has been considered the most dangerous road in all of Pakistan for it's sharp turns. At certain points, the maximum speed of all vehicles must be 20 km/h. Once passed the Salt Ranges, the M2 turns north and ends just west of Rawalpindi at the junction between the Islamabad Link Road and the M1. The whole stretch of the M2 consists of 6 lanes, and there are a number of rest areas along the route, with washroom and eating facilities.

    History
    The M2 was conceived by deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his first term and later inaugurated in 1997, [1] during his second term. In late 2006, upgrades were made to the portion of the M2 passing through the Salt Ranges due to increasing complaints of drivers. The upgrades included better marking of the road lines and increased size of road signs for easy visibility.

    Interesting Facts
    One of the most expensive motorways in Asia
    Has the highest pillared-bridge in Asia (at the Khewra Salt Range)

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    BHERA INTERCHANGE


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    FEROZPUR ROAD INTERCHANGE


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    KALA SHAH KAKU INTERCHANGE


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    M3 INTERCHANGE


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    PINDI BHATTIAN INTERCHANGE

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    RAWALPINDI INTERCHANGE

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    SHEIKHUPURA INTER CHANGE
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    SHERAKOT INTERCHANGE
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    SIAL MORE INTERCHANGE
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    THOKAR NIAZ INTERCHANGE
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    Nice Aerial views but I am not sure where does Motorway intersects the Ferozpor road....?
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    SORRY ... ITS FAIZPUR INTERCHANGE
    THANKS FOR CORRECTION

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    IF SOMEBODY HAS NOT SEEN IT .... JUST DRIVE YOUR CAR AND SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART.

    THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN PUNJAB CAN ALSO DARE TO GO AND ENJOY. ITS FUN OF A LIFE TIME.

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    The Motorways of Pakistan are a series of high quality highways in Pakistan. They are maintained by the National Highway Authority

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    The construction of motorways in Pakistan was first proposed in deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in which he called for a motorway between Lahore and the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The idea behind a motorway was supported by many in the country, however, Nawaz Sharif was criticized for the plan. Instead, many wanted the first motorway to be built between the two largest cities in Pakistan (Lahore and Karachi). However the plans went ahead and in 1997 the M2 was opened to the public. Since then the M3, M9, M10, and M1 has become operational. The M8 will continue to be built up until late 2010.

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    List of Motorways

    M1 Extends from Peshawar to Islamabad Access Controlled / 6 Lanes / Operational
    M2 Extends from Lahore to Islamabad Access Controlled / 6 Lanes / Operational
    M3 Extends from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad Access Controlled / 4 Lanes / Operational
    M4 Extends from Faisalabad to Multan Proposed
    M5 Extends from Multan to Dera Ghazi Khan Proposed
    M6 Extends from Dera Ghazi Khan to Ratodero Proposed
    M7 Extends from Ratodero to Karachi Proposed
    M8 Extends from Ratodero to Gwadar Access controlled / 4 lanes / Under construction (2 lane road completed & operational)
    M9 Extends from Karachi to Hyderabad Access controlled / 4 lanes / Operational
    M10 Also referred to as the Karachi Northern Bypass Access Controlled / 6 Lanes / Operational
    LSM Extends from Sialkot to Lahore Access Controlled / 6 Lanes / Under construction

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    National Highways of Pakistan
    Pakistan has a nationwide system of national highways distinct from the motorways, which are currently being built. The National Highway Authority are responsible for all the national highways. Although an accepted speed limit on the national highways is 80 km/h, it is not uncommon to see cars pass by in excess of 100 km/h. National Highways often begin with the letter N, followed by 2 numerals, e.g.: N05. Some national highways however also begin with the letter S or E, followed by 2 numerals


    N5 Extends from Karachi to Torkham via Hyderabad, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar
    Also known at GT or Grand Trunk Road. Total length=1819 km.

    N10 Extends along the Arabian Sea coast from Karachi to Gwadar
    Also known as Makran Coastal Highway. Total Length=653 km.

    N15 Extends from Mansehra to Chilas via Naran and Jalkhand
    Total Length=240 km

    N25 Extends from Karachi to Chaman via Bela, Khuzdar, Kalat and Quetta
    Also known as RCD Highway. Total Length=813 km.

    N35 Extends from Hasan Abdal to Khunjerab via Abbottabad, Thakot and Gilgit
    Also known as the Karakoram Highway. Total Length=806 km

    N40 Extends from Lakpass to Taftan via Naukundi.
    Total Length=610 km

    N45 Extends from Nowshera to Chitral via Dir
    Total Length=193 km

    N50 Extends from Kuchlack to Dera Ismail Khan via Zhob
    Total Length=332 km

    N55 Extends from Kotri to Peshawar via Shikarpur, Dera Ghazi Khan and Kohat
    Also known as the Indus Highway. Total Length=1264 km

    N65 Extends from Sukkur to Saryab via Sibi
    Total Length=385 km

    N70 Extends from Qila Saifullah to Multan via Loralai and Dera Ghazi Khan
    Total Length=447 km

    N75 Extends from Islamabad to Kohala via Satra Mile, Lower Topa and Murree
    Also known as the Murree Expressway. Total Length=90 km

    N80 Extends from Tarnol to Kohat
    Total Length=144 km

    N85 Extends from Hoshab to Surab via Pangjur, Nag and Basima
    Total Length=487 km

    N90 Extends from Kwazakhela to Besham via Alpuri
    Total Length=90 km

    N95 Extends from Chakdara to Kalam via Mingora, Manglour, Kwazakhela, Madyan and Bahrain-
    Total Length=135 km

    S1 Extends from Gilgit to Skardu
    Total Length=167 km

    S2 Extends from Kohala to Muzaffarabad
    Total Length=40 km

    S3 Extends from Muzaffarabad to Chakothi
    Total Length=55 km

    E3 Extends from Wazirabad to Pindi Bhattian
    Total Length=100 km

    E4 Extends from Faisalabad to Khanewal
    Total Length=184 km

    E5 Extends from Khanewal to Lodhran
    Total Length=100 km

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    Nice Work, keep it up.
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    Very nice information
    Speed costs money, how fast can you afford to go.

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    Nice info. Lahore to Islamabad distance is the same as from Madras to Bangalore, or from Newyork to Washington DC.
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    Nawaz Sharif should be made the minister for transportation and industries. I bet he would excell in this field.

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