Residents call for timely completion of road, bridge in Chitral
PESHAWAR: People in Upper Chitral have demanded of the authorities concerned to take concrete measures for ensuring timely completion of the road and bridge in Torkho. A protest rally was organized at Verkhop village by the Torkhu-Trich Road Forum and people from all walks of life participated in it. Holding placards, the participants urged officials concerned to take notice of inordinate delay in the construction of the road and the bridge. The speakers said that due to the dilapidated condition of this road and bridge, many accidents have occurred and as a result, many precious lives have been lost. They alleged that in the past the Torkho Road has been shown blacktop by the Communication and Works Department in papers but the fact is that the road is still unmetalled. MNA Abdul Akbar Chitrali was the chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by former DPO Muhammad Saeed Khan Lal. The speakers said that the elders of the area along with the elected representatives and the concerned agencies have asked the district administration not to delay the construction of this road. The protesters warned that if immediate work on the road and bridge was not started, the people would again come on road. – APP