Three-day opening of tunnel proposed

PESHAWAR, Feb 10: At a meeting attended by three MPAs from Chitral, an adviser to the chief minister KP and an official of the National Highway Authority, it was proposed that the under-construction Lowari tunnel should be opened for traffic three days a week in the winter. tunnel copyThe summary of the meeting was sent to the NHA and a final decision on the matter is expected on February 11, MPA from lower Chitral Salim Khan told ChitralToday. Besides, Mr Khan, the meeting was attended by MPAs Sardar Hussain and Fouzia Bibi, chief minister’s adviser on communication Akber Ayub and NHA project director Dr Hameed Hussain attended the meeting. The MPAs from Chitral briefed the meeting about the hardship of the people of Chitral due to the closure of all other roads and the few hours’ opening of the tunnel on every Saturday and Sunday. They said that the tunnel should be opened at least for three full days a week. Salim Khan said that if the proposal is accepted, the tunnel would be opened on Tuesday or Wednesday besides the weekend.—Karim Ullah (Photo Munir Hussyn Fatimi).]]>

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