NHA opens road from Islamabad to Gilgit via Abbottabad-Naran-Jalkhad.
ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2010 (Frontier Star): National Highway
Authority has opened road from Islamabad to Gilgit via
Abbottabad-Naran-Jalkhad and Chillas. This was stated in a press release
issued by NHA here on Wednesday. NHA is making practical advancement for
earlier repair and restoration of roads and bridges affected by the
recent heavy rains & floods. This would help facilitate rescue,
relief and rehabilitation operation in the flood affected areas.
According to the press release, Bailey Bridge on damaged Chakdara bridge
at Km 88+100 has been launched and road is open for light vehicles.
Bailey Bridge has also been placed on Multan-Bewata road and heavy
traffic from Multan to D.G Khan has been restored. Kotri-Kashmore road
between Karimpur-Unerwah is still submerged under 3 to 4 feet water due
to breach of Thori Band and traffic is still suspended.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)