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The M10 is a motorway
Motorways of Pakistan
The Motorways of Pakistan are the nationally coordinated high-speed, limited-access or controlled-access highways in Pakistan, and maintained and operated by the National Highway Authority.-Features:...

 located in Sindh
Sindh
Sindh historically referred to as Ba'ab-ul-Islam , is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhi people. It is also locally known as the "Mehran". Though Muslims form the largest religious group in Sindh, a good number of Christians, Zoroastrians and Hindus can...

 province, Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

, however it is mostly referred to as the Karachi Northern Bypass. It is 57 km long and consists of 4 lanes (2 lanes operational).

Route


The M10 begins north of Karachi at the end of Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road
Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road
Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road aka M.A. Jinnah Road is a major road of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was formerly known as Bandar Road i.e. Port Road. It begins at Port of Karachi and ends at Super Highway which connects Karachi with Hyderabad.-Buildings:...

, near the junction of the M9
Super Highway
The M9, also known as "Super Highway", is a 138-km long motorway connecting the cities of Hyderabad and Karachi in Sindh province of Pakistan. It is part of Pakistan's Motorway Network.- Route :...

 to which it is connected through a Trumpet interchange. It then continues north for a few kilometers before turning west, where it forms an interchange with the N25. After this interchange it eventually turns south back towards Karachi and merges onto the KPT Flyover at Karachi Port.

Junctions & Interchanges

M10 Motorway
Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits

Bridge collapse


On September 1st 2007, a bridge
Bridge
A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle...

 collapsed in Karachi
Karachi
Karachi is the largest city, main seaport and the main financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 13 to 15 million, while the total metropolitan area has a population of over 18 million...

 along the Karachi Northern Bypass which had opened in August 2007. 6 people were killed. The bridge was constructed by the National Logistic Cell, a part of the Pakistan army
Pakistan Army
The Pakistan Army is the branch of the Pakistani Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. The Pakistan Army came into existence after the Partition of India and the resulting independence of Pakistan in 1947. It is currently headed by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The Pakistan...

.

Interesting facts

  • The M10 is the second shortest motorway in Pakistan, the shortest being M3
    M3 motorway (Pakistan)
    The M3 is a motorway that links the city of Faisalabad with the M2 motorway. The M3 will eventually become an important link connecting southern Pakistan with the north. It is only 53 km long making it the shortest motorway of Pakistan. It has 2 junctions in between.-Route:The M3 starts at...

  • The M10 is actually a bypass diverging outbound traffic away from Karachi, and is the only bypass in Pakistan given the status of a motorway
  • M10 is Pakistan's longest bypass

See also

  • Motorways of Pakistan
    Motorways of Pakistan
    The Motorways of Pakistan are the nationally coordinated high-speed, limited-access or controlled-access highways in Pakistan, and maintained and operated by the National Highway Authority.-Features:...

  • National Highways of Pakistan
  • Transport in Pakistan
    Transport in Pakistan
    Transportation in Pakistan is extensive and varied but still in its developing stages and serving a population of over 170 million people. Construction of new airports, roads, and railway lines have led to an employment boost in the country. Much of Pakistan's road network and railway network...

  • National Highway Authority
  • Lyari Expressway
    Lyari Expressway
    Lyari Expressway is a highway currently under construction along the Lyari River in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. This toll highway is designed to relieve congestion in the city of Karachi.-Overview:...

  • Transport in Karachi
    Transport in Karachi
    The city of Karachi is a major transport hub of Pakistan. The Karachi port and airport are major gateways to Pakistan. The Karachi Railway stations transports the major part of Pakistan's trade with other countries.-Local transport:...

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