Lowari tunnel to be opened for traffic today

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project on Thursday.

The 8.5 km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country.

Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people of the area which was neglected in the past.

The tunnel has been completed at a cost of about twenty-five billion rupees.

With completion of the tunnel, travelling time between Peshawar and Chitral has reduced from fourteen to seven hours.

The project will enhance economic growth through accelerated trade activity, generate employment opportunities for locals and promote tourism.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage