ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority has expedited work on the Lowari Tunnel on the direction of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the project will be completed next month.
Project Director Muhammad Ibrahim said that 94 percent work on the project has been completed at a cost of Rs21 billion.
After completion, 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 will be requested to inaugurate the Lowari Tunnel next month.
Terming it a gift of the prime minister for people of Chitral, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government after coming into power had approved additional funds for Lowari Tunnel to ensure its completion as early as possible.