An overview of Quetta city: Photo grabbed from a video provided by DGPR

Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: Caretaker Chief Minister Balochistan, Ali Mardan Domki has expressed concern as the National Highway Authority (NHA) progress laged behind the scheduled compeltion of development projects in the province. During his fourth visit to ongoing development communication projects under the Quetta Development Package, Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki conducted a comprehensive review.

The caretaker Chief Minister focused on projects such as Spini Road, Saryab Road, Link Badini Road, Radio Tower Road, Western Bypass, and Inscumb Road on Thursday.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Ali Mardan Domki being briefed about Quetta Development Package

Project Director QDP, alongside officials from the National Highway Authority (NHA) and National Logistics Cell (NLC), briefed the Chief Minister. Notably, the release of sanctioned funds for these projects has been expedited, with assurance from the Project Director that work is progressing at an accelerated pace.

No Compromise On Quality

While the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction with the speed of work, he noted concerns about the slow pace of affairs at the NHA and instructed officials to expedite the process. The caretaker Chief Minister emphasized that there would be no compromise on quality, urging completion of all projects to high standards.

Addressing concerns on Sabzal Road, the Chief Minister instructed the P&D Department, Project Director QDP, and NLC officials to collaborate in finding solutions to controversial issues hindering progress.

No Delays Or Excuses Would Be Tolerated In Road Construction

The caretaker Chief Minister asserted that despite the release of funds, no delays or excuses would be tolerated in road construction. He instructed the NHA to provide written information about the final completion dates within one week.

The Scam Road project, once completed, is expected to alleviate traffic problems in the city center significantly. The caretaker Chief Minister expressed optimism about the proposed special traffic policing under the project to regulate traffic effectively.

To ensure continuous monitoring, the Chief Minister instructed the CM Secretariat to stay informed about project progress. He affirmed his commitment to reviewing all work until project completion, urging the identification and rectification of any mistakes.

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