Islamabad: As per the latest news, the National Highway Authority (NHA) has cleared the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road with the help of a Chinese company working on the Suki Kanari Hydropower project until it reaches the Pondain Glacier.
“This strategically important artery, which links Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Gilgit-Baltistan, was blocked to all sort of traffic after the heavy snowfall in Kaghan valley in November last year,” chairman of the hoteliers association in Kaghan valley, Hussain Deen, stated on Sunday.
He added, “The road has been cleared of snow and it is hardly 10 km away from the Naran.”
“The hoteliers and other business entities would start commercial activities while strictly following the standard operating procedures set by the government to contain the spread of novel coronavirus,” Hussain Deen stated.
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Thousands of families who had relocated to the lower sections of the Hazara division following the snowfall last year will begin returning to their abandoned homes in Kaghan valley as soon as the road is reopened to traffic, according to Ali Asghar, a local.