Commuters in Gojal Valley faced with a new difficult situation
9 years ago
A man moves through the water holding a child
Hunza, May 2: There is no end in sight for the difficulties of the residents of Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza. Women, children and senior citizens are forced to wade through the chilly cold river of the Hunza River to reach a boat stand in the Gojal Valley, close to where once stood a mighty bridge along the Karakuram Highway.
Increase in temperature and the resultant water surge has caused a path, between the remaining part of the KKH and where the boats are being anchored, to submerge in front of Shishkat Village.
As a result, the commuters have to walk in the river water for around 100 meters to be able to reach the boat hanger. A boat operator told Pamir Times that the water close to the remaining part of the KKH is shallow and the boats cannot be moved to where the vehicles bringing the commuters stop.
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