Lowari tunnel to open two days a week in winter

CHITRAL, Oct 22: After the closure Lowari pass road in the winter, the under-construction tunnel will remain open twice a week on every Saturday and Sunday. lowari-4This was stated in a press statement issued from the deputy commissioner Chitral office on Tuesday. The DC said that the decision had been taken at a recent meeting held in Peshawar which was attended by officials of the National Highway Authority (NHA) and the provincial government. The DC, Ameenul Haq, told a meeting at his office that to regulate the traffic inside the tunnel, magistrates would be deputed on both sides of the passageway. He asked the traders to ensure maximum stock of food items for the winter in order to avoid any shortage during the closure of the main road. He also said that a negative list of commodities had been prepared which would not be allowed transportation through the tunnel in the winter season. These commodities included wood, cement, iron bars and other construction materials. The meeting was attended by district government, Chitral scouts officials and representatives of traders, transporters and civil society.]]>

One Reply to “Lowari tunnel to open two days a week in winter”

  1. This is absolutely nonsensical. It speaks of the inability of our elected representatives to solve this basic and simple yet grave problem faced by the people.

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