Locals complain of low compensation rate for land

Sabzal Road Phase II is a commercial area which starts from the Guest House and ends at the University Road


​ Our Correspondent February 27, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: As the development work in Quetta continues, those affected by the construction of Sabzal Road have complained that the authorities have announced a much lesser price to compensate them.

“Sabzal Road Phase II is a commercial area which starts from the Guest House and ends at the University Road. The government has fixed Rs1,725 per square foot, while the actual value of the land is more than Rs10,000 per square foot,” one of the affectees said.

"If the rates are not fixed in accordance with the market value, we will intensify our protest," he added.  The affectees were addressing a press conference in Quetta.

The main roads in the provincial capital are being expanded in view of the Quetta Development Package. In the first phase, work on Joint Road, Sariab Road and Sabzal Road has started.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2020.

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