Pakistan is planning to invest PKR17.1bn ($198m) from 2010 to 2013 on road infrastructure.

Payments of about PKR5.4bn ($62m), PKR5.7bn ($66m) and PKR6bn ($70m) are expected to be reserved for fiscal years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively.

The funds are expected to be used to conduct feasibility studies on traffic management and metro services for forming a transport sector plan for the three years.

A motorway advisory radio system will be launched under a public-private partnership model using the funds, according to

Network extension under the national trade corridor improvement programme will be carried out to upgrade and modernise 4,250km of national highways and motorways.

Other work includes safety improvements on national highways and motorways, road infrastructure development, expansion and maintenance.