TANK: (MUSTAFA MUGHAL) Residents of Tank City while decrying inordinate delay in the construction of Tank City road, said that this is not only affecting business activities but also becoming a potential health hazard.
The main city road is under construction for the last nine months, but currently work is stopped without any reason.
Shopkeepers are the receiving end of the much awaited project as their once roaring businesses have come to a standstill.
The road is almost 2.5 kilometer-long and located in the main city market from Traffic Chowk to the Shrine of Pir Sabir Shah.
The resident of the area said, It is one of the common routes for traffic of the inner whole city and the adjoining villages.
“Thousands of citizens and students used it to visit cities and educational institutes daily, many shopkeepers are facing problems, said local traders while talking to Aitadal News.
They said that dust particles in the air envelope all the adjacent area of the road and people avoid to visit the roadside shops due to fear of being infected with any dust-related disease due to which the roadside shopkeeprs are facing the loss of millions of rupees.
The traders and residents stated that the government should ensure the completion of the road as early as possible.
“The incomplete project also has created immense troubles for other residents, especially auto-rickshaw’s drivers and motorists.”, they added.
They said the entire site has become a nightmare for them as they have to face hardships during morning when children go to schools or people to offices due to snarl-ups on the route.
The traders and residents have demanded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government take action and ensure the completion of the road at earliest.
Official Sources about Delay in Construction
When contacted, the official sources stated that there were some issues pertaining to water and sanitation and sewerage lines and the roads would be completed soon once these problems were fixed.
Similarly, roads of various villages including Umer Adda also are in dilapidated condition and need to be constructed.