NHA callousness towards maintenance of Chitral road slammed

CHITRAL: Notables of Drosh have expressed their resentment over the callous attitude of the National Highway Authority (NHA) towards the maintenance of the road linking Chitral with other parts of the country.
Talking to ChitralToday correspondent here, prominent social and political figures, including Fazal Haq, Fazlur Rehman, and Haji Muhammad Shafi said that flooding in a nullah in Drosh had damaged the road at Drosh over 48 hours ago but it has still not been repaired. they said maintenance of the road from Mirkhani to Chitral town was the responsibility of the NHA but there was no responsible official from the authority to take notice of the poor condition of the road.
The blockade of the road is creating hardship for the commuters especially when a large number of Chitralis had started returning to celebrate Eid in their home villages.
They said it was also strange that the NHA had rented a house in Drosh but had not sent any officer to the area to resolve the frequent road closure issues.
They said on papers the NHA spent millions of rupees on the maintenance and repair of the road but on the ground the condition of the road presented the picture of complete neglect.
They said that the PTI had come to power with the slogan of zero tolerance for corruption.
They expressed the hope that the PTI government would take stringent steps to bring a turnaround in the working of the authority for the best interest of the people. –Jahan Zeb

2 Replies to “NHA callousness towards maintenance of Chitral road slammed”

  1. The am mount of avoidable inconvenience NHA has created for Chitralis is a record and a record also is the baighairti of our public representatives who have never been able to to confront the NHA for solution of these deliberately created problems by the later.

  2. Maintenance of road connecting Chitral to rest part of the country is poor when its maintenance inside Chitral is the poorest. Culverts & wooden bridges in upper Chitral (Chapari, Brep Zhupu) broken. Community of Chapari & Kargin repair bridge at Chumarkhan Nullah making it jeep able when Mazda & oil tankers cross through stream water.Once oil tanker stuck up in mid of Nullah for 24 hours .

    Oil tankers of Chitral are not allowed passing through Lowari Tunnel. These are coming over Lowari Pass repairing and maintaining it by contractors themselves. Contractors Association has approached DC Chitral to advise NHA to either repair Lowari Pass for oil tankers or all oil tankers pass through tunnel. It seems that NHA is creating such a situation that Oil tankers go on strike and there is fuel problem in Chitral.

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