The inhabitants of Dheri Hassanabad Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the slow pace of development work on an excavated road in the area for the last one-month.

They demanded of Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) to complete the work at the earliest to end their miseries.

Talking to ‘The News’ the shopkeepers of the area said we are suffering business loss because customers avoid visiting this market.

Javed Saleem, a shopkeeper said, “We are facing business loss, as customers can’t enter the shops because both sides of the road are also dug up for laying down of gas and water pipelines.”

Mumtaz Ahmed, another shopkeeper said, “The concerned authorities should take serious notice of the issue and complete this work as soon as possible. The construction work in

Dheri Hassanabad has aggravated the miseries of the shopkeepers as well as the residents.”

Pervez Sajid, a shopkeeper said, “We have been facing electricity loadshedding and low gas pressure and now slow construction work has aggravated our problems, as we can’t even move on this road.”

Naila Syed, a housewife said, “It has become very difficult for us to go out of our home because of this construction work. We can’t park our car inside our home, because a huge trench has been dug outside our home. Its good that the concerned authorities are making new roads and laying down gas and water pipelines to facilitate public, but they should complete the work early instead of moving at snails pace.”

A high official of Chaklala Cantonment Board on condition of anonymity told ‘The News’ that the delay in completion of work was because of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline, as they have to lay down their gas pipes. He said that the road in Dheri Hassanabad was excavated around 25 days back, and it would be complete in around 30 to 40 days.

Source: The News