Traffic on Karakoram Highway remains suspended for second consecutive day
Traffic on the Karakoram Highway remained suspended for the second consecutive day right now (Thursday).
The street was blocked on account of landslides at numerous factors from Goharabad to Lal Pari in Diamer. The Karakoram Highway was additionally blocked close to Khunjerab Pass the place a landslide hit the street early this morning.
The Gilgit-Skardu street was additionally blocked in Astak Nallah.
Workers from the Frontier Works Organization are engaged in restoring site visitors by eradicating particles from street sides.
According to a report by Geo.television, the Karakoram Highway is closed at 9 locations from Tata Pani to Lal Pari, together with Gandlo, Raikot and different locations, the Chilas assistant commissioner stated.
Heavy equipment has been put in on either side of the Karakoram, he stated, including that there are difficulties in rehabilitation work on account of landslides.
The GB house division stated work on opening the blocked parts of the Karakoram Highway began early Thursday morning.
Landslides have occurred at 9 locations on the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan, the house division stated, including that the Gilgit-Astore Road has been opened for site visitors.
According to the GB house division, the Gilgit-Baltistan Road was blocked at 15 locations on account of landslides.
They stated the Disaster Management Authority and Frontier Works Organisation labored day and evening to revive the Gilgit-Astore Road and every kind of site visitors on the freeway has been restored.
The particles from landslides has been been cleared from seven spots alongside the Karakoram Highway, whereas the FWO groups are working on rehabilitating the street.
The GB house division says the street can be reopened quickly if there isn’t a extra rain or landslides, with FWOs, NHAs and district officers overseeing rehabilitation work on the spot.
They have directed passengers to attend in Chilas until the street opens. Inter-district highways are additionally being opened on an emergency foundation.
Meanwhile, rain has continued within the metropolis intermittently for the final three days in a number of elements of Gilgit-Baltistan. Houses and crops have been broken and floor connectivity has been lower off.