FWO has opened Hassan Abad Bridge after sustained efforts. Existing bridge located at Hassanabad was damaged on 7 may 2022 due to Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF), resulting into high quantum and velocity of water (more than 10,000 cusecs).
The flooding disconnected direct access to central and upper Hunza. Due to emergent nature of national importance and to facilitate the commuters, FWO teams were mobilized at site to re-establish link at KKH by installing a temporary steel bridge.
After determined efforts made by FWO, construction of temporary steel bridge was completed and now its opened for movement of light and medium traffic. Reconstruction of permanent bridge will take 6-8 months for completion.