Govt approves funds for construction of Astore-Neelum AJK Road‚ Tunnel Project
Minister for Excise and Taxation Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Naseer Khan has said the Government has approved funds for construction of Astore-Neelum AJK Road and Tunnel project.
Talking to newsmen in Islamabad today (Saturday)‚ he said that work on this project would be started this year.
He said that Astore-Neelum Valley Road via Shountar will be alternative of Karakoram Highway and its construction will reduce distance between Gilgit and Rawalpindi by 8 to 10 hours.
He said the road‚ after construction‚ will bring people of Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK close.