Karachi, March 19: An important bridge on the KKH, located between Khyber and Ghalapan villages of Gojal valley has been closed for all types of traffic because of damages caused to a pillar by massive landslide, yesterday evening.
Aliyar Khan, a local businessman and a frequent passenger between Sost and Gulmit, when contacted by this correspondent, said that a large number of commuters remain stranded on the KKH, while Chinese and government workers were trying to assess and repair the damages. He also said that snow was falling in the valley.
The collapse of a bridge on the KKH, last year, had severely curtailed economic activities in the region, leading to shortage of edible and non-edible commodities.
Farhat Ullah Baig adds – Mir Sukord, the Mir’s bridge, on KKH has been badly damaged by heavy landslide. The bridge was built in the early eighties by Chinese engineers. Passangers are passing the damaged bridge with a hole in the middle, on foot.