District Nazim inaugurates black topping of Abdul Wali Khan
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
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
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
He claimed that as member of the erstwhile government, he had
prevailed upon the chief minister to approve the project of
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.