Construction and Blocking Public Path

 Written by: Mir Aqa Etibar

Sometimes some owners of the buildings put their building materials on the public path and this issue causes problems for passers-by and locals.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to some people about this issue.

Rahmatullah, a resident of Parwan province says, “One of our neighbors wanted to construct a building. He was putting building materials on the public path. If someone had a patient, there was no way for a taxi or an ambulance to reach the patient’s house. We shared the issue with the owner of the building but he did not hear our claim and then we complained to the police district.”

Abdul Rashid, a resident of Shakardara district, Kabul province says, “We brought soil to build the house, the sky was clear on that day but the next day, the rain started and it did not let us take the soil inside the house. Now the passers-by are faced with problems and they could not pass the way easily.”

What do some people think about the causes of putting construction materials on the public paths?

Rahmatullah says, “They were unreasonable people and had weapons. When someone wanted them to remove the materials from the way, they did not care about them.”

Allah Muhammad, a resident of Kapisa province says, “As we did not have a place putting the construction materials inside the house, we had to put them on the lane.”

How could some people find a solution to this issue?

Haji Janagha says, “We built our house according to the municipal plan but as the lane was small to carry the construction material in a truck inside the house, we unloaded them on the road and hired some daily workers and they transferred them inside the house as soon as possible.”

Walidad, a resident of Kapisa province says, “I have constructed three buildings. I did not have a way for the truck to unload the construction material inside the house and I was unloading them in the lane. Some people complained about blocking their way. Afterward, I was supplying these materials at night and workers were transmitting them inside the house and I made no trouble for the residents of the area.”