YARKHUN: Not a single road in Chitral could be repaired or new road constructed during the last many years.
As a result, commuters are not only facing troubles but also scores of people lost their lives or limbs in accidents mainly caused by poor roads and dilapidated bridges.
The residents of upper Yarkhun valley have been complaining that the wooden suspension bridge over the river in Zhupu village could collapse anytime.
They said no special repair of the bridge had ever been carried out since its construction in 1993. The communication and works (C&W) department has always ignored the repair work on this and other bridges.
Similar is the case with the bridge in front of Yukum village. This bridge is mostly used by people of villages located on the left bank of the river Yarkhun from Yukum to Pardan.
But due to the lack of maintenance, most of the wooden planks of the bridge have broken posing threats to the lives of the commuters. Vehicles crossing the bridge have to unload goods and passengers before crossing the bridge. The area people have called upon the government to repair the bridge before any accident occurs due to its poor condition.