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Fuel shortage hits Kaghan valley amid influx of tourists

About 0.7 million vehicles carrying tourists have entered the valley so far and more motorists are on the way to this picturesque destination, District Police Officer Asif Bahadur said.

The influx of tourists to the Kaghan Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra district has created a fuel shortage in the area.

The tourists that have thronged to the area after Eid  ul Adha are struggling to find fuel as the local petrol pumps are not equipped to cater to the demand. Long queues of vehicles could be seen at every filling station in the area.

Apart from the fuel shortage, the roads of the area have also been choked triggering major traffic jams as a record number of people headed to the area.

“Around 0.7 million vehicles carrying tourists have entered the valley so far and more motorists are on the way to this picturesque destination,” District Police Officer (DPO) Asif Bahadur said.

Tourists, who started rushing to the Kaghan Valley from the first day of Eid ul Adha, are still pouring in, reports Geo TV.

“We have never seen such a huge number of vehicles entering the valley but we are doing our best to manage the traffic flow within the available resources,” the police officer said.

The tourists who flocked to the valley from within the country and even abroad visited the Babusar Top, Saiful Muluk Lake, Lulusar and even Dodi Pat Sar.

Javed Mahmood
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