Kabul Municipality on Thursday commenced construction of Kotel-e-Khair Khana Road.
According to Amer Yaser, deputy of Construction and Urban Transport for the Kabul Municipality, the width of this road will be expanded from 12 meters to 27 meters, and construction will be finished in 10 months.
The construction of this road, which is 3,700 meters long and 27 meters wide, cost 370 million Afghanis, officials of the Kabul Municipality said.
“With a width of 27 meters, it has a three-meter walkway on either side, it has a canal, a ditch, and a stone wall, as well as around 10 bus stations,” Amer Yaser noted.
In the meantime, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, asked the Kabul municipality to work on the construction and beautification of Kabul.
"Wherever such a road is built, if someone's house is on the route, that person should give up a certain amount of his own benefit and endure a certain amount of loss, but this work will be a matter of convenience for the common people and Muslims,” Baradar said.
Some Kabul residents expressed their satisfaction with the development of the road and asked the Kabul Municipality to complete the work quickly.
"This route connects Kabul with several other provinces, so it should be completed as soon as possible,” said Jalal, a resident of Kabul.
"The traffic will decrease, and it will be really good; we are very happy for this work, as residents of this area,” said Mohammad Farooq, a resident of Kabul.
According to the information of Kabul Municipality, 136 houses were destroyed for the construction of this road, and their owners received compensation.
Kotel-e-Khair Khana Road is one of the important roadways in the country that connects Kabul with several northern provinces.