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Tunnel to remain open for light traffic from 4am to 6pm

CHITRAL: The district administration on Sunday issued a new schedule for opening of Lowari tunnel, saying it would help minimize suffering of the travellers in snowy days.

According to the new timings, the tunnel will remain open for light traffic from 4 in the morning till 6 in the evening.

Heavy traffic would be allowed to pass through the tunnel from 6pm to 10pm.

From 10pm till 6am, the tunnel will remain closed for all types of traffic, an announcement from the district administration said.

On Jan 1, the road to the Lowari tunnel in Chitral side remained blocked for 11 hours after heavy snowfall. 

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