DIR – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated Lowari Tunnel project.
Earlier, it used to take 14 hours to reach Chitral,and now the time has reduced to seven hours.
Around Rs25 billion was spent to realise the project, which was a long standing demand of the people.
Uninterrupted transportation will boost the trade activities and tourism besides creating job opportunities for local people.
Earlier, the Lowari Pass was closed during the long winter season, and people of Chitral have to travel into Afghanistan and then back into Pakistan to approach the rest of the country.