POONCH: As the government failed to release funds for completing the construction of link road from Chandak to Naradh in Poonch, the locals of the area pooled the money, and resumed the remaining construction work on Monday.
“The link road had been started years ago by previous government under NABARD, but since last couple of years, work was suspended,” locals said, adding, despite repeated pleas, funds were not released as a result of which the work remained suspended.
On the invitation of locals, former MLA and Youth National Conference Provincial President, Ajaz Jan, also reached on the spot and got the work resumed.
Jan said that it’s a matter of shame for the government that people are doing work of department which has failed to complete the pending projects.
“On political grounds, present government has shelved a number of projects and is not paying any attention towards completion of works,” he said, adding, the coalition government is not only insensitive towards urges of the people but it also takes sadistic pleasure of their sufferings.