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NHA clears snow from Kararkoram Highway

Islamabad

January 24, 2020

Islamabad: National Highway Authority (NHA) has successfully completed its snow clearance an operation from Karakoram Highway (N-35) and resultantly all kinds of traffic is plying on it, a spokesman of NHA said.

Likewise NHA has also removed snow from the North and South portal roads of Lowari Tunnel located on N-45. According to details, at average 1 to 1.50 metre snow was recorded there. The officers and staff of National Highway Authority and personnel of contractor of routine maintenance arranged snow removing machinery including Bulldozers, Graders and tractors at affected sites and completed snow clearance operations on emergency basis. Now Lowari Tunnel and access roads have been opened for safe passage.

Further, Karakoram Highway, a symbol of Pak-China Friendship, is termed life line for the whole Gilgit-Baltistan region. According to a report, severe chill spell and heavy snowfall affected the Sost-Khunjerab section of the KKH.

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