Delay in Mansehra road's protection wall resented.

MANSEHRA -- The residents of Balakot tehsil on Saturday demanded of the government to ensure an early reconstruction of the flood-hit protection wall of the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road in Shawal Mazullah area here.

'Delay in the protection wall's reconstruction threatens the lives of road users,' Shawal Mazullah resident Ahsan Ahmad Khan told reporters.

Leading a group of residents, Mr Khan told reporters in Balakot that the recent monsoon floods destroyed bridges and roads in Manoor valley, including MNJ Road's protection wall, but the relevant departments had yet to carry out the damage assessment survey.

He complained that the National Highway Authority had put up a board on the MNJ Road warning motorists and transport drivers about the danger to their lives due to the destruction of the road's protection wall but didn't reconstruct it even months after its destruction.

'We [residents] met high-ups of the National Highway Authority and tehsil municipal administration and sought the wall's immediate reconstruction, but to no avail,' he said.

Meanwhile, the NHA has begun the repair of the MNJ Road from Mansehra to Balakot after a long delay.

The road users demanded of the NHA chairman to ensure quality work to promote tourism in the region as well as Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad...

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