Silk Road (Karakoram Highway)

Overview of Silk Road Karakoram Highway


Silk Road Karakoram Highway
Revival Of the Ancient Silk Route

It was built in collaboration between the Government of Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China. Its construction started in 1966. 24,500 people participated in this laborious work, and 892 people died during the construction. About the 806 km long Silk Road, it can be said that the construction of each kilometer stretch involves the sacrifice of human life. The Silk Road, built by Pakistani engineers (FWD) and Chinese experts, is the eighth wonder of the world. The winding highway, with beautiful views all around, amazes every tourist. This highway, built by cutting the very rocky rocks, sometimes runs like a small life on the heights of the mountains, and sometimes clings to them at the foot of the mountains touching the sky.

Upon its compliance, Pakistan’s Chief Martial Law Administrator General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and China’s Deputy Prime Minister formally inaugurated it at Thakot. Before the completion of the Silk Road, the only access to these areas was the Babusar Pass. Which used to come to Chilas via Mansehra, Balakot, Kaghan, Naran, Yasal, and Babusar pass. But this route was open for four months of the year. And the rest of the month was closed due to snowfall. This highway has a significant role in the economic development of Gilgit-Baltistan. Still, its construction has also changed the traditions, values, conservatism, and culture of the region to some extent. The construction of the new highway has given many commercial and travel opportunities to the people. Four hundred valleys of Gilgit-BaltistanIt are full of Pakistani and foreign tourists. Air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned vacs, buses, and coasters are available from Rawalpindi to all central places of Gilgit-Baltistan, which stop at Peruhai General Stand. Among them, Chilas, Gilgit, Astor, Hunza, Skardu, etc. are more prominent while almost all the regions are connected to each other by straits. Four-wheel-drive jeeps are also easily hired for exploring the interior valleys off the main highways. While PIA flights are also available from Islamabad International Airport to Gilgit and Skardu. But it should be remembered that air pressure compatibility is necessary for the plane to land at Sukkur Airport, otherwise, the plane cannot land due to the lack of air pressure of the required quality or because the information is not correct and goes back to Islamabad. Highway. Silk starts from Hasan Abdal on the Peshawar road 48 km from Rawalpindi and goes to Abbottabad, Mansehra, Bisham, Chilas, Hunza, Sat, and Khunjarab Top. And from here it enters Xinjiang province of China.


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