Mandi, 28 October, Roop Lal kaundal
A group of social activists has demanded relief from the Prime Minister of India for the hardships being faced by them due to traveling on Nerchowk-kalkhar road. The road is part of Mandi district and is a leg of the Highway, which leads from Una -Mandi-Agaar to even Kullu-Manali and Leh. Not only, but the road also holds strategic importance, for the transport of army ammunition, etc to the Indian Army at borders in case of a war.
Under the leadership of advocate and former Jila Parishad member Teg Singh social activists namely advocate Naresh Walia, advocate Vijender and Praveen Kumar, Krishna Chand, ex-serviceman Durga Singh have decided to organize a dharna at Kalkhar to attract the state and Central government’s attention to the very bad condition of this 12 km long road.
They advocates inform that prior notice has also been handed over to Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sarkaghat for the protest on 31st October at Kalkhar Chowk.
They said that the 12 km long stretch in a very pathetic condition. “This road is the part of the Manali superhighway and is used by thousands of travelers from Himachal and other states,” they added. Adding that Nerchowk-kalkhar road requires proper widening and time to time tarring, but the government is not taking this issue seriously. As a result, many people have been facing the wrath of accidents and some of them have even lost lives, they alleged.
So we are demanding from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take interest in this matter and provide a proper budget for maintenance of this road. He confirmed that a demand charter has been sent to PMO on Wednesday.