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NHA issues traffic passage schedule at Lowari Tunnel

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) In the prevailing extreme weather conditions and heavy snowfall, National Highway Authority has issued traffic passage schedule at Lowari Tunnel and its approach roads to avoid any untoward incident.
In order to ensure safety of the commuters in heavy snowfall and subsequent sliding and slippery situation Lowari Tunnel will remain closed at night from 08:00 PM to 06:00 AM for all kinds of traffic. However during day time the Tunnel will be opened to traffic from 06:00 AM to 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, 02:00 PM to 05 PM and 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM. Speed limit of 40 Km per hour will be observed strictly. No vehicle either passenger or goods shall be allowed during the passage of Fuel Tankers. Chief Operating Officer (Lowari Tunnel) is authorized to close the tunnel in case of accumulation of smoke or any other emergency. However, ambulance and vehicles carrying patients or dead bodies, vehicles of Law Enforcing Agencies, Police, National Highway Authority and National Highway & Motorway Police may be allowed during closure timings.

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