Islamabad, (APP):National Highway Authority is planning to build Gilgit-Shandur-Chitralroad to provide an alternative route to China Pakistan EconomicCorridor. An official of NHA told APP on Wednesday that detailed design and feasibility study of the Shandur-Chitral section and pre-feasibility study for Gilgit-Shandur section have been completed.
This new all-weather road will provide an alternative route to CPEC during the winter season when the Silk route is closed due to snowfall. After Lowari Tunnel, the new project will be another possible route for travelling to the region and will save travel time as well.
The estimated cost of 354 Kilometers long road is Rs 45 billion . There would be 30 bridges and 1293 culverts on the road having 40 Km speed limit.