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Lowari tunnel to open only on Fridays this winter

The tunnel will remain open on each Friday for 12 hours. Referring to a meeting held at the office of Malakand commissioner, a notification issued by the office of Chitral deputy commissioner said that a number of measures were being taken to minimise sufferings of passengers. It said that local police would assist army in security of the tunnel. Checkposts will be established on both sides of the tunnel. Only mini-trucks carrying essential items of daily use will be allowed to pass through the tunnel in a convoy of 20 to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic carrying passengers. Ambulances will be at stand-by position on both sides while heavy machinery will be made available for breakdown recovery of the vehicles inside the tunnel.–Dawn]]>

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