Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Gojal: Reconstruction of KKH in progress

The local residents, traders and tourists were facing great difficulties due to the poor condition of the road. Photo: Javed Karim

The old KKH still remains buried under hundreds of tonnes of silt. Photo: Javed Karim
The old KKH still remains buried under hundreds of tonnes of silt. Photo: Javed Karim

Gulmit, November 19: The destroyed part of Karakuram Highway is being reconstructed in the Gojal Valley of Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan. The reconstruction work is being carried out by the Chinese Roads and Bridges Construction company.

The road has been destroyed by a water surge caused by the damming of the Hunza River as a result of a massive landslide at Attabad village.

The local residents, traders and tourists were facing great difficulties due to the poor condition of the road. Photo: Javed Karim
The local residents, traders and tourists were facing great difficulties due to the poor condition of the road. Photo: Javed Karim

According to CRBC officials, the road will be completed by the fall of 2014.

The lake has receded considerably in length and depth during the last three years, leaving thousands of tonnes of silk and sand behind. The new road will enable the local communities and traders to commute with ease.

CRBC is also working on other sections of the KKH, including the area near the Attabad landslide debris where tunnels are being constructed as part of the KKH realignment efforts. Photo: Javed Karim
CRBC is also working on other sections of the KKH, including the area near the Attabad landslide debris where tunnels are being constructed as part of the KKH realignment efforts. They have established a huge camp office in Gumit, the Tehsil Headquarters of Gojal Valley. Photo: Javed Karim

The reconstructed road will reconnect Hussaini, Ghulkin and Gulmit with rest of the region. A number of bridges and flyovers are also reportedly being constructed to keep the KKH safe from the threats of glacial floods.

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