Chitral (Staff Report): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to inaugurate it today Lowari Tunnel project, which connects Dir with Chitral, has been completed and (Thursday).
Lowari Tunnel includes two tunnels (8.5 kilometres and 1.9 kilometres), access roads and 12 bridges (35km) and is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45).
Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people of the area which was neglected in the past.
The project seeks to enhance economic growth through accelerated trade activity, generate employment opportunities for the locals, promote tourism and reduce travel time for passengers.
The tunnel has been completed at a cost of about twenty-five billion rupees.
Prior to its construction, the area remained cut off from the rest of the country especially during the winter season.
The PM is also expected to address a public gathering at Chitral’s polo ground.