Bumpy rides become kismet of Model Town inhabitants

ISLAMABAD: The unrelenting three-year ordeal of bumpy road rides has forced the residents of Model Town, Humak, to directly appeal to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and National Highway Authority (NHA) chairman to issue immediate orders for repairing Swan-Kak bridge area road (Kahuta Road).

Most of the vehicles are driven on the road in zigzags to avoid rough patches, and commuters fear that the dilapidated condition of the road can lead to fatal accidents. The usual practice of filling the cavities with mud did not work as well; as cracks emerge again within couple of days making the journey more miserable.

“This part of the Kahuta Road shares major burden of vehicles as its one end touches the Grand Trunk Road and the other links Islamabad Highway. It also links Azad Kashmir with other parts of the country,” Muhammad Tahir, a resident of the area told APP.
Another resident, Zaheer Ahmed, said that MNA Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry is well aware of the issue, but after his election he never paid any attention to it. He said time and again the MNA was approached, but he never gave any importance to problems of Model Town residents. Resultantly, the residents have to express their wrath and distress by pasting posters against him.

“Now even the passersby can know that voters are looking for their elected representative by displaying the ‘MNA is missing’ banners and posters. “We will be thankful to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif if he fulfils our demand as people living in the area are facing difficulties due to the road condition,” he said.
The road was last time repaired about 20 years ago and afterwards no attention was paid to it. app