Swat Motorway opens for tourists

Shafi Ullah

MINGORA: The Swat Motorway has been opened for small vehicles from Monday. The 81 kilometer-long Swat motorway will facilitate tourists in traveling towards Kalam, Kumrat Valley and Dir.

Moreover, the distance between Islamabad and Swat has shrunk to only five hours after the construction of the motorway. Swat motorway has been linked with Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway at KarnalSher Khan Interchange near Swabi. It will boost tourism, trade and economic activities in Malakand and Mardan divisions.

In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to promote tourism in the country, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started development works for Swat, Chitral and Parachinar airports.