ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority (NHA) completed work on the Lowari Tunnel on the direction of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
It is expected that the prime minister would open the tunnel for general traffic on July 1.An official told APP in Islamabad that work on the project had been completed at a cost of 21 billion rupees.
After opening, Lowari Tunnel will provide round-the-clock traveling facility to the people of Chitral even during the harsh winter season.
He said the Prime Minister had been requested to inaugurate the Lowari Tunnel next month.
Terming it a gift of Prime Minister for people of Chitral, he said the PML-N government after coming to power had approved additional funds for Lowari Tunnel to ensure its completion as early as possible.