Drivers forced to build damaged road

CHITRAL, Jan 31: A portion of the Chitral-Booni-Mastuj road at Zait has been cut off due an erosion for the last three years causing hardship for the hundreds of passengers travelling on the road daily. However, despite the passage of so many years the authorities have not bothered to repair and restore traffic on the road.
View Larger Map Since the about one km portion of the road was eroded, vehicles on the only road linking Chitral with upper areas of teh valley have been using detour via a Shota along the river. Despite frequent demands made by the people of the area to start work on the cut off road and open it on priority basis, the elected representatives of the area have kept this problem at the backburner. Exhausted and disappointed by the willful negligence of those at the helm of affairs, the people of the area have decided to start work on the road and open it on a self-help basis. Talking to chtraltday,net, Maqbol Jalal, the president of driver union Mastuj, said they are going to start work on the road from February 1. He added that he had already displaced posters throughout the subdivision requesting the people to take part in the construction work. He said during the working hours the road will remain blocked. He requested the people of the area to join them in constructing the damaged portion of the road to avoid delays and other troubles while travelling on the road.]]>