Road infrastructure of Chitral valleys as well as the town areas are in state of non-usable and simultaneous growth of traffic population on the road further made the situation extremely murky.
During outgoing ANP government project announced for construction and repair of road infrastructure in town Chitral and funds also allocated in this regard. Details of the projects are given below.
1. Airport Road Chitral: Funds allocated for this road in the
previous government and blacktopping work also conducted in the road.
It goes to the credit of C&W department that quality of work on the said road was totally ignored in return for commission and within span of one year wear and tear on the road started and at present the road present completely dilapidated look while huge amount of funds were invested on the road a few years ago. Instead of looking into these failed projects our KP, PTI government is busy in dharna politics while not a single step is taken to enquire into these corrupt practices since taking oath of the government. C&W department Chitral must be made accountable why quality of work was not ensured in construction of airport road and the relevant officials must be made horrific example because they have betrayed collective interest of citizens by neglecting their duties on the basis of vested interest.
This time airport road Chitral is in extremely poor condition but
neither C&W nor other departments are taking any interest in repair of
the road and ditches on the road are so visible and large that movement of traffic on the road becomes extremely difficult. We know that PTI government have no interest in development of road infrastructure and in district of Chitral and if new government is formed after 2018 election under other parties some hope are pinned on that government. We also remind our C&W brothers that you have to appear before Allah during the Day of Judgment and answer these corrupt practices because in Pakistan accountability is just like a myth and you are taking advantage of the loopholes in the system but you can’t deceive Allah during the Day of Judgment.
2. Bypass Road Chitral: This road was also started during ANP and PPP coalition government in KP. From the very outset, corrupt and illegal practices started during developing design of the road and afterwards.Its design tilted in various points by the efficient engineers of C&W and they favored their near and dear at the cost of this mega project.
Later on contractor of the project totally neglected the project for three consecutive years and at last black-topping work on the road started during the chilly month of November & December and materials for this purpose transported from Arrandu side at a distance of more than 70 K.M. If a material for blacktopping is transported from 70 kilometres distance during the month of December its binding quality almost fades. All these activities were taking place while our C&W department was in full hibernation and collecting commission from the contractor after measurement of the work done on the road.
After completion of phase one work on phase 2 left incomplete and it passed more the one year that work on the incomplete portion is not started. The project is not yet completed while wear and tear in the first phase of the project started and at the point of polo ground and other places surface of the road is completely broken and ditches/holes developed due to low quality of blacktopping. We do not expect any type of accountability from the present system but again we put this case before Almighty Allah for the day of judgment and responsiblecontractor and C&W department will be held accountable on that day for their collective betrayal of 5 lac people of Chitral bymisappropriation of the funds which generate from the tax of more than
20 cror people of Pakistan.
3. Road Network in Town Chitral: In the whole town Chitral road
network is in completely broken condition. Especially in case of
Jughore, Uchusht, Bakarabad, Mughalandeh and other villages’ link roads present almost dilapidated look. We were happy that districtgovernment will do some efforts for improvements of these roads but it lapsed more than six months but our district government is also silent.
4. Booni and Garam Chashma roads: Booni and Garam Chashma roads are also in extremely poor condition but our government is completely silent in this regard. People of the areas face serious problems due to worstcondition of these roads. Although KP, PTI government will not take notice of the matter because it has almost neglected district Chitral,and there is non who is requested to take notice of the issue. We are in dilemma that who will take notice of dilapidated roads network inChitral?