Pakistan to build alternate CPEC route in northern areas to keep Silk Route open all year long

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Pakistan to build alternate CPEC route in northern areas to keep Silk Route open all year long

ISLAMABAD - National Highway Authority plans to build 216-kilometre Gilgit-Shandur road to provide an alternate route to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reported Radio Pakistan. <link>

Official sources of NHA said the project would form part of Gilgit-Shandur-Chitral road for which feasibility study had been completed.

The estimated cost of the project is 45 billion rupees.

The official said new road would be an all-weather road and would also provide an alternative route to CPEC during the winter season when the Silk route is closed due to snowfall.

After Lowari Tunnel, the new project will be another best possible route for travelling to the region and will save travel time as well.