ISLAMABAD – An unprecedented traffic jam in front of Taxilla Museum on Sunday marred tourists’ movement in total violation of Prime Minister’s policy to promote tourism in the country.
It was such a lengthy traffic jam that local/foreign tourists using Taxilla by-pass to travel to and from Haripur via Khanpur, a cultural picturesque town which attracts local tourists on weekly holidays Saturday and Sunday, was severely hit by the unprecedented traffic jam.
It was such an ugliest traffic jam that people had no option but to protest and there was no adequate traffic police to regulate the vehicular traffic. Apart from visiting tourists, women and children were amongst the worst hit in the traffic jam. They were running from pillar to post in search of drinking water and to find trees to take shelter.
After an hour it was emerged that vehicular traffic was jammed because of heavy dumpers which were suddenly allowed to lift crushed stone from Khanpur hills for the Naya…