Federal government approved Rs. 14.52 billion for the
construction of four roads of Chitral
CHITRAL: The federal government has approved a large sum of
Rs. 14.52 billion for the construction of four road projects in
Chitral on which preliminary work has already been started
including its alignment survey and compilation of feasibility
Talking to Chitral Times by telephone from Islamabad, the MNA from
Chitral, Shahzada Iftikharud Din said that all the four road
projects led to the four major valleys of the district and had been
the long standing demand of the people.
Eulogizing the prime minister for his generous approval of the most
wanted road projects, he said that he (prime minister) had
announced the projects during his visit to the flood affected
village of Kuragh in upper Chitral last year.
The prime minister, he said, did not lost his time in approving Rs.
7.5 billion for Shandur road (147 kms), Rs.3.5billion for Garam
Chashma road (67 kms) and Rs. 2.4 billion for Bumburate road while
National Highway Authority will start work on the sites shortly.
He said that all the three roads are of prime importance and will
boost up trade and tourism thereby bringing about progress and
prosperity as the Shandur Road is the one which connects Chitral
with Gilgit-Baltistan onward leading to the Chinese market.
The law-maker from Chitral said that for Booni-Torkhow road, the
federal government had already provided Rs. 1.12 billion rupees
which was being executed by the communication and works department
of the provincial government.
He said that both Torkhow and Garam Chashm roads can be used as
passage to Tajikistan which had already been declared as feasible
in early 1990s when Mian Nawaz Sharif was in power.