A few days back, Pakistan's remarkable discovery was made while digging a pit for a plantation in Ayubia National Park in northern Pakistan when a 129-year-old British-era tunnel was found from a trash mound.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam opened the 129-year-old Moto Tunnel for tourists after its revival at the Ayubia National Park in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Federal minister of climate change Malik Amin Aslam said "It was around 10-11 months back that our team was carrying out plantation work in the area when they discovered this tunnel."
Malik Amin added that "Since the water pipeline runs through it and the tunnel was used for water transportation, it is a completely flat walk through the tunnel."
A British-era architectural marvel, the tunnel since decades was lying closed, buried under the heaps of trash and filth. A century ago, 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.