The Kohat Tunnel is a 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long road tunnel located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Constructed with Japanese assistance, it is also known as the Pak-Japan Friendship Tunnel. Due to demand from the people for a tunnel through the Kotal hills, the Government recently sanctioned a huge amount for this project, benefiting all the southern districts. The tunnel was completed in 2004. The following are some salient features of the project.

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  • El Túnel de Kohat es un túnel vehicular de 1,9 kilómetros (1,2 millas) de largo, ubicado en la provincia de Khyber Pakhtunkhwa de Pakistán. Construido con asistencia japonesa, también es conocido como el Túnel de la amistad Pakistán-Japón. La construcción del túnel se inició en 1999 y se abrió al tráfico en junio de 2003. Como parte del desarrollo del sistema de autopistas Indus, el túnel sirve como una ruta alternativa más corta hacia el Paso de Kohat, situado entre las ciudades de Peshawar y Kohat. La nueva ruta reduce el tiempo necesario para viajar a través del Paso Kotal por unos 20 minutos. La principal ventaja del túnel es que los vehículos más largos ya pueden utilizar la carretera Indus mientras que anteriormente las curvas cerradas en el paso de Kotal hicieron imposible que este tipo de vehículos pasara por allí. También ayuda a aliviar la congestión de tráfico, mejorar la seguridad del tráfico y promover el desarrollo económico. (es)
  • The Kohat Tunnel is a 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long road tunnel located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Constructed with Japanese assistance, it is also known as the Pak-Japan Friendship Tunnel. Construction on the tunnel began in 1999, and opened to traffic in June 2003. As part of the developing Indus Highway system, the tunnel serves as a shorter, alternate route to the Kohat Pass, situated between the cities of Peshawar and Kohat. The new route decreases the time required to travel through the Kotal Pass by about 20 minutes. The main advantage of the tunnel is that long bodied vehicles can now use the Indus Highway whereas previously the hairpin bends on the Kotal Pass made it impossible for such vehicles to travel. It also helps alleviate traffic congestion, improve traffic safety and promote economic development. The tunnel was at the centre of a military confrontation between the Pakistan Army and pro-Taliban militants in early 2008. The militants had taken control of the tunnel around 24 January, after hijacking trucks carrying supplies and ammunition for security forces in South Waziristan. On 27 January, Pakistan Army brought the tunnel back under control of the security forces, after "fierce fighting" involving artillery, helicopter gunships and heavy machine guns during which 24 militants were reported to have been killed. Due to demand from the people for a tunnel through the Kotal hills, the Government recently sanctioned a huge amount for this project, benefiting all the southern districts. The tunnel was completed in 2004. The following are some salient features of the project. * Total project cost: 6626.75 millions * Total length of approached road: 29.8 kilometres * Length of north section: 7.7 kilometres * Length of south section: 22.20 kilometres * Length of tunnel: 1.89 kilometres * Width of tunnel: 10.3 meters * Black topped: 7.3 meters * Shoulders: 3.0 meters * Time of completion: 48 months (en)
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  • The Kohat Tunnel is a 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long road tunnel located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Constructed with Japanese assistance, it is also known as the Pak-Japan Friendship Tunnel. Due to demand from the people for a tunnel through the Kotal hills, the Government recently sanctioned a huge amount for this project, benefiting all the southern districts. The tunnel was completed in 2004. The following are some salient features of the project. (en)
  • El Túnel de Kohat es un túnel vehicular de 1,9 kilómetros (1,2 millas) de largo, ubicado en la provincia de Khyber Pakhtunkhwa de Pakistán. Construido con asistencia japonesa, también es conocido como el Túnel de la amistad Pakistán-Japón. (es)
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