Gojal, March 7: The dammed Hunza River was cleared today for resumption of boat service.
According to details the Jawans of Pakistan Army used rafts to break sheaths of ice covering the 23 kilometer long lake, between Attabad and Hussaini. The boat service had been suspended due to blasting of a temporary blocked created on the lake’s spillway.
The blast has resulted in significant reduction of water level in the dammed river, causing sunk houses, markets and land to resurface in Shishkat, Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini, four o f the affected villages of Gojal valley.
There are reports that the spillway will be blocked again this week for resumption of the excavation work. Another blasting will be conducted in early May, to take the water level further down, according to sources.