Timergara Khazana bypass bridge rifts-KP govt takes notice

March 1, 2016 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: KP Govt has taken cognizance of emerging rifts in Timergara Khazana Bypass Bridge on river Panjkora and stoppage of traffic on it. Akbar Ayub Khan, Adviser to Chief Minister on Communication & Works(C&W), and Engr Mohammad Asif Khan, Secretary C&W, while taking exception to this matter have directed the high ups of Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority (PkHA) to repair the bridge on emergency ground and restore traffic on it as soon as possible.

Meanwhile Secretary C&W has constituted an inquiry committee comprising the concerned experts under Engr Shahab Khattak, Project Director PMU, which would probe into developing rifts in a portion of this bridge on river Panjkora.

Committee would also identify possible negligence of govt officials and consultants in this regard. This committee has been asked to immediately start work and submit report in a week time so that strict action could be taken against the concerned.

Secretary C&W has also directed PkHA to immediately restore traffic for Jandool and Bajaur on this bridge so that traffic congestion problem in Timergara city could be resolved without delay due to alternate arrangements.