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Influx of tourists in Kaghan Valley triggers fuel shortage

Around 700,000 vehicles entered Kaghan Valley during the Eid holidays

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An influx of tourists in Kaghan Valley triggers a fuel shortage!

Kaghan Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra district witnessed a never-seen-before influx of tourists during the Eid ul Adha holidays.

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

The roads of the area were choked triggering major traffic jams as a record number of people headed to the area.

While long queues of vehicles were seen at every filling station in the area as the tourists struggled to find fuel as the local petrol pumps are not equipped to cater to the demand.

Around 700,000 vehicles entered Kaghan Valley during the Eid holidays, breaking a previous record when around 500,000 vehicles five years ago.

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

“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 added.

Even social media had been buzzing about the traffic jam in the northern areas!

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.