CHITRAL: Work on the widening of Jinjiret Koh road was inaugurated after a prolonged delay which will be completed at a cost of Rs160 million.
The narrow road is the only link between the remote Jinjiret valley and other parts of the Lower Chitral district.
The widening of the Jinjiret Koh road had been inaugurated by the then ruling PTI MPA Fouzia Bibi in 2017 but it could not be completed due to allegations of corruption.
At that time, the project was estimated to be completed at a cost of Rs20.78.
People of the area held a number of protests calling upon the government to initiate the work and get it completed on priority to resolve their communication issues.
Chief minister’s special assistant Wazirzada while inaugurating the project said despite the coronavirus lockdown the KP government continued development projects in Chitral
He said Jinjiret is not only a tourist resort but also has historical and archaeological importance as it has remnants of Kalash temples and other other heritage.
The construction of the road will not only facilitate the locals but will also promote tourism in the area, helping create job opportunities to the local, she said.
Wazirzada also said a survey would be conducted of the Arandu road for its reconstruction to ease travel to and from the remote area on Afghan border on the southeast of Chitral.–Muhkam Uddin Ayuni