Bajaur: Authorities closed the Lovisam-Mamad Gat Bajaur Road to traffic for five days in order to complete the reconstruction work as soon as possible.

The decision to close the road in consultation with the executive agency Frontier Works Organization (FWO) was made in accordance with a statement issued by the district administration.

The district administration said though the closure of the road would cause inconvenience to commuters it was necessary to complete the construction work speedily.

The carriers were advised to use alternative routes, which the traffic police had already notified.

Meanwhile, on Sunday after a truck stuck in underconstruction portion of the artery, traffic remained blocked on the busy Khar-Inayat Kallay road.

Residents and officials of Rescue 1122 said the accident caused about three hours of traffic jam in the vicinity of the Bajaur Sports Complex.