Hundred of passengers strands in Dir side of Lowari top for 12
CHITRAL: Hundreds of passengers coming to Chitral from Peshawar
and Islamabad remained stranded in Dir side of Lowari Top for more
than twelve hours as the road was closed for traffic due to
snowfall here on Tuesday.
Passengers reaching here told Chitral Times that more than
one hundred vehicles were carrying the passengers out of which many
were women and children and they had to brave the chilly winds of
Lowari Pass hit by blizzards.
Ghulam Mustafa, a passenger travelling with his family, said that
the waiting room built by NGO proved to be a place of solace
for the women and the children.
The Lowari tunnel was opened for the passengers in the afternoon
after which they reached here after remaining in journey for more
than twenty hours after leaving Peshawar and Islamabad.
An official of National Highway Authority told Chitral Times
that the snow will be cleared on Lowari top road if the weather
improves in a couple of days.