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Jeepable Suspension Bridge Chapar

Under the PEACE programme, Jeepable suspension bridge of Sadiq Abad union council Chapar was one of the schemes that remained as the hot topic of discussion among the SRSP management as well external evaluators and technical advisors. The said scheme was one of the long awaited demand of the respective community as well as the political leaders of that area. Keeping in view the dire need of the community the scheme was initiated with a cost of 3,744,846 PKR (donor share) in October 2014.

The community that remained dormant during the construction of the project just because of the fact that as per EU policy, contractor was involved whereas the community wanted to undertake the project by themselves. But once the bridge was completed successfully and technically tested and approved for transportation, we observed wonders happened in no time.

The whole scenario changed and people who were not that much vigilant during the construction of bridge started construction of earthen link road. In fact there are three villages on the other side of the main road i.e. Sadiq Abad Bala, Sadiq Abad Payen and Ondaisa having 20 HHs, 80 HHs and 120 HHs respectively. Each of the village had to be connected to the bridge through different routes. These villages were connected through three earthen roads of lengths 1.5 Km, 2.5 KM and 3 KM. This was something that we never had experienced since working in Dir Upper.

The community raised fund of 467,000 PKR to construct these three link roads. Blasting material of 93,000 PKR was used during the construction of these roads. According to estimate of engineering, the work done by the community voluntarily would cost 950,000 PKR. All this was made possible just because of the trust we had on the people’s potential and SRSP’s effort in shape of the bridge.

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