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Residents angry over non-completion of Chumarkhan powerhouse

CHAPALI: People of Chapali at a meeting expressed their concerns over the delay in completion of a 250 kilowatt hydel powerhouse at Chumarkhan Gol.

Work on the Chumarkhan hydro power project of Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) had been launched by AKRSP in June 25 and the project was scheduled to be ready in March 2016. However, even after over four years the powerhouse remains incomplete.

The participants of the meeting today decided that next week a meeting of the residents of Chapali as well as Kargin would be convened to pass a resolution asking the departments concerned to give a justification about the delay in the project and a timeframe for its compeltion.

If no satisfactory response was received, the residents would go for a protest sit-in outside the PEDO office, the participants said.

Sources told ChitralToday that the cluster of Chapali and Kargin through a resolution on March 15, 2015, had constituted a 10-member committee to oversee the work on the project. They had said the powerhouse would be built at a public land and there would be no need of paying for sand and gravel etc.

The cluster meeting had expressed the hope that the AKRSP would complete the project in eight months as promised by its officials. However, the residents are now disappointed over the slow progress of work on the project.

Most of the over 50 small hydel power projects launched by the provincial government in Chitral through the AKRS have faced inordinate delays and construction faults.

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  1. Javed Karim says

    These power houses will complete very soon as soon as BRT project in Peshawar gets ready according to PTI’s new deadline of Dec 2021. I can see real picture of naya Pakistan at the site of BRT in Peshawar.

  2. Dr Inayayullah Faizi says

    PEDO is a failure story in Chitral. Same is the case of PEDO funded 200 KV power house in Sorlaspur. AKRSP left the project incomplete in 2016.The people of Sorlaspur will join the protesters of Chapali if they go to NAB office, Anticorruption office or stage a sit-in , in front of police station Mastuj. Shame for PEDO.

  3. محمد نواز says

    چترال میں پیڈو اور اے کے آر ایس پی کے ایک ہائیڈرو پراجیکٹ بھی کامیاب نہیں ھوے ھیں ان کی وجہ صرف اور صرف نااہل ملازمین اور ناسمجھ عوام،نومبر سے لے کر اپریل کے اخر تک نااہل ملازمین اور انجینئر حضرات جو کہ اکثریت ڈبلومہ ھولڈر ھیں اچھا مرغان خوراک کھانے کے لیے آتے اور جاتے ہیں اور بخآری میں آگ کے پاس ایک محسوس انداز میں گفتگو کرتے ھیں اور ایسا پلاننگ کرتے ہیں کہ عقل ڈھنگ ریجاتا ھے سردیوں میں رات بارہ بجے تک محفل سجا رھتا ھے اور آگ کی تپش میں تھوڑا بہت کمی ھو تو اچانک کھانے پینے کی اشیاء سے لطف اندوز ہوتے ہیں اور پھر تاش یا کریم بورڈ کیھلا جاتا ہے تقریباً تین بجے تک یہ محفل مہینے میں تین یا چار دفہ ھوتا ھے جب صبح دس گیارہ بجے ناشتہ کرنے کے بعد کلسٹر کے صدر یا منیجر کو ایک محسوس انداز میں فون پر بتایا جاتا ھے کہ آپ کے بجلی گھر کے ساماں کراچی سے روانہ ہوگیا

    محمد نواز

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