Shangla villagers resent delay in construction of road.

SHANGLA -- The residents of Banda Chena, Kass and other areas of Lilownai region have complained about delay in construction of a road.

Talking to reporters here the other day, they said they had been protesting against the delay in completion of the 2.5 kilometres Lilownai-Banda Chena Road for last three years, but to no effect. They said work on the road was started in 2019, and it was to be completed in six months.

Mohammad Arif Khan, a local, said the road was only jeep-able. He said during rains it became impossible to ply vehicles on the road. He said the contractor had dumped the construction material on both sides of road, causing problems to motorists and pedestrians.

Mian Mazhar Ali, another local, said the residents had raised the issue with the Shangla deputy commissioner and the political leaders from time to time, but to no avail.

Adalat Khan, an elder, said the authorities concerned should ask the contractor to start work on the road immediately as he was 'deliberately' delaying the work.

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