MANSEHRA: The country wide toll road Authority on Thursday suspended traffic between Kaghan valley and other parts of Mansehra district after huge cracks appeared in a pillar of the significant Balakot bridge.

The Ayub Bridge, which hyperlinks Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Gilgit-Baltistan by the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad avenue, had cracked in 2017 as well but it become repaired.

“The surprising suspension of traffic’s motion thru the Ayub Bridge has triggered a massive number of travelers and locals to strand in Kaghan valley,” resident Rashid Ali Rashid advised newshounds.


He insisted that it changed into now not an appropriate time to shut the Ayub Bridge to traffic following the closure of the Hassa suspension bridge, which changed into supposed for light visitors, for maintenance earlier inside the week.

The resident said both locals and site visitors suffered due to the suspension of visitors at the bridge.

He feared that if the bridge wasn’t reopened to site visitors within an afternoon or two, the valley might have food shortage. President of the Balakot investors body Mohammad Javed demanded of the countrywide highway Authority to restore cracks inside the bridge’s pillar at once to ease the misery of tourists and Kaghan valley citizens.

chance: The residents of diverse Oghi villages have warned that they may block the main artery of the location if the development of Dogai avenue is not completed within per week.

“work in this avenue started almost two years in the past on the predicted price of Rs3 million however it hasn’t finished but stressing out the residents of numerous villages,” Mohabat Khan Kakakhel told reporters in Oghi on Thursday.

followed by way of a set of human beings from Dogai and adjacent villages, Mr Kakakhel said the contractors had abandoned paintings on the street at its midway factor.

He advised assistant commissioner of Oghi Babar Khan Tanoli to act towards the culpable officers and contractors.

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