Another road project of Chitral dropped by PTI govt
CHITRAL: The PTI government has shelved another project to reconstruct and widen the road from Terich to Lot Ovir, it has been learnt by ChitralToday.
A letter written by the National Highway Authority (NHA) to ABM Engineers – Karachi in JV with M/s Northern Engineering Consultant – dated Oct 16, 208, stated: “With reference to subject project, this is to inform that the project has been deleted from PSDP 2018-19, therefore, the competent authority has annulled the procurement process.
Accordingly, the letter of acceptance referred above is hereby withdrawn.”
ABM Engineers was hired for consultancy services for feasibility study and a preliminary design of widening and black topping of the Terich to Lot Ovir road. Under the project, four bridges were also to be constructed on the 130 kilometre-long road.
The projects of Chitral-Garam Chashma Dorah Pass Road costing Rs8.4 billion, Chitral-Kalash Valleys Road, Chitral-Shandur Road, Terich Lot Owir, Chitral-Chakdara road and Torkhow road were sanctioned by the PML-N federal government and included in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19.
After the PTI came to power following the July 25 elections, most of the projects now stand deleted from the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19.