CLOSURE OF LOWARI TUNNEL FOR TRUCKERS ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Closure of Lowari Tunnel for truckers is unjust with the people of
Chitral. The practice last year and this year has been to have
tunnel open for 2 days in a week (Saturday and Sunday) until the
opening of Lowari Pass. NHA/Tunnel management are all very
responsible persons but played very irresponsibly with the people
of Chitral stopping all truckers in Dir for about 14 days in March
2015. They should not have done it when they very much know the
problems of shortage of essential commodities, source of earning of
poor men and specially fuel which is the life blood for the economy
and for the living of the people of Chitral. It is again very bad
on the part of the management that some truckers are allowed on
contact basis. It is further said that some oil tankers were
allowed to cross the tunnel in the name of SAMBU but sold in pumps.
Dealer of a pump in Parwak reported that his pump is dry from March
15 and has brought fuel from Mastuj Pump where fuel is delivered
regularly. It is, therefore, suggested that fuel for SAMBU should
be lifted from PSO Depot Chitral. Moreover, NHA/Tunnel management
should now inform PSO Cartage Contractors Chitral through PSO Depot
not to issue indent for lifting fuel from Sihala if Tunnel is
closed for oil tankers on Saturday and Sundays. The fuel shortage
and problem thereof shall be the responsibility of NHA and the
District Administration Chitral. PSO Cartage Contractors & Dealers
PSO CARTAGE CONTRACTORS & DEALERS UNION CHITRAL.