129-year-old British-era tunnel found from trash mound restored in Ayubia

The Ministry of Climate Change received heaps of appreciation for restoring a 100-year-old British-era tunnel found from a trash mound in Ayubia National Park. The remarkable discovery was made while digging a pit for a plantation in Ayubia National Park in northern Pakistan. The historic ’Moto Tunnel’ built in 1891, which was buried in a garbage dump due to neglect.

The historic tunnel that will now attract more tourists, hikers and history lovers was inaugurated on October 29 by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam.

The 250-feet long tunnel connected the two valleys in Ayubia and Murree. The restoration will now reduce the travel distance for the pedestrians living in the mountainous region. The meticulous work of illuminating the tunnel has been done carefully, keeping the heritage and original beauty intact. Various facilities including paved track to the tunnel, information centre, guide, resting areas and coffee shop have also been set up for tourists.

Source: Gulf News