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     September 05,  2015



District Nazim inaugurates black topping of Abdul Wali Khan Bye-pass road

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: The black topping of Abdul Wali Khan Bye-Pass road Chitral started here on Saturday after an inordinate delay as it was scheduled to be completed four years ago while the arc shaped road will connect Chew Bridge with Jughoor village circumventing the old city.

District nazim Chitral, Maghfirat Shah inaugurated the work at Chew Bridge by plucking the inaugural ribbon while the function was also attended by local MPA Salim Khan and elites of the town in large number.

The district nazim, talking on the occasion, expressed his concern over the delay in the completion of the project which causing hurdles and inconvenience for the people and directed the executing department of communication and works (C&W) to timely complete the work of black topping ensuring hundred percent quality.

He said that a comprehensive strategy will be put in place by the district government to ensure that no development project faces delay while zero tolerance will be shown towards substandard construction.

Earlier, the local MPA Salim Khan thanked the former chief minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti for approving the project as the road project had been started during the ANP-led provincial government in the province.

He claimed that as member of the erstwhile government, he had prevailed upon the chief minister to approve the project of significance.

Giving the technical details, the executive engineer of C&W department, Maqbul Azam said that the projects costing 780 million rupees consists of two phases whose ground work with two truck able bridges have been completed.

He said that the black topping of the first phase of the road will be completed within weeks while that of the second will stand completed well within the current financial year.



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