All-weather road: PM to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel

Published: July 20, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the Lowari Tunnel Project on Wednesday (today).

The 8.5km long, all-weather tunnel will connect Chitral with the rest of the country. The tunnel is located on the National Highway (N-45) that connects Nowshera, Mardan, Malakand, Chakdara and Chitral.

The project features two tunnels spanning 8.5km and 1.9km, access roads and 12 bridges, each of which is to be 35km long.

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The construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a longstanding demand of the locals.

The project is expected to enhance economic growth through accelerated trade activity, generate employment opportunities for the locals, promote tourism and reduce travel time for passengers of commercial traffic.

The PC-I cost of the Lowari Tunnel project is about Rs 27 billion.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Jul 20, 2017 - 1:34PM

    Great work!
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