NHA fails to reconstruct Pinjra bridge in Bolan valley
Long queues of small and heavy vehicles can be witnessed in Bolan: Photo taken from social media

Nashad Baloch:

Traffic remained suspended on Quetta-Sibi highway after a loaded truck overturned in the Bolan mountains of Balochistan. The N-65 highway connecting Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan has been closed for two days, Essa Jan Rind, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Kachhi district said.

Long queues of small and heavy vehicles can be witnessed on both sides of the road after the suspension of the traffic. Despite the passage of 24 hours, the highway could not be restored for traffic, Mr. Rind informed.

“It is difficult to move machinery as road is blocked”, Police

The alternative route made for small vehicles was also closed yesterday. Due to severe traffic jam on the highway, it is difficult to deliver machinery, SP Kachhi mentioned.

Passengers remained the worst sufferers of the suspension of traffic on the main Quetta Sibi highway. “We have been waiting for reopening of the road for last two days”, Hyder Khan, a truck driver told Daily Quetta Voice via telephone. Like Hyder Khan, hundreds of truck drivers and passengers were stranded in Bolan mountains.

Stranded people demand clean drinking water

The stranded drivers and passengers also complained about non availability of clean drinking water and food. “At least the government should provide water”, Mr. Khan demanded.

He said women and children were the worst sufferers of the blockade of road.

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