PR No. 137 Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel Project Today Lowari Tunnel to provide all weather connectivity to Chitral with rest of the country. Islamabad

Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel Project today (July 20, 2017). The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). Inauguration of the 8.5km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. Scope of the project includes construction of two tunnels (8.5 km and 1.9 Km), access roads and 12 bridges (35 km).


Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people there. The project will enhance economic growth through accelerated trade activity, generate employment opportunities for the locals, promote tourism and reduce travel time for passengers of Commercial traffic. The PC-I cost of the Lowari Tunnel project is about Rs. 27 billion.