• July 6, 2024

Private and Public Property Damaged in Dharamsala Due to Road Widening and Cable Laying Projects

Private and Public Property Damaged in Dharamsala Due to Road Widening and Cable Laying Projects

Private and Public Property Damaged in Dharamsala Due to Road Widening and Cable Laying Projects

Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma), July 6, 2024

The ongoing road widening and cable laying projects in Dharamsala have resulted in significant damage to both private and public properties, sparking widespread concern among residents.

These ambitious infrastructure projects, aimed at improving connectivity and urban infrastructure, have led to numerous instances of unintended damage across the city. Public parks, sidewalks, and historic landmarks have been adversely affected, along with private properties such as homes, shops, and vehicles.

Residents are expressing their frustration and dismay at the extent of the damage. “Our home garden has been destroyed, and the boundary walls have collapsed due to the heavy machinery used for these projects and the work being conducted during the monsoon season,” said a local homeowner. “We support the development, but not at the cost of our properties.”

Kirpa Ram, another resident, highlighted additional issues: “Because of the underground laying of a 10-inch pipe for the CCTV camera network, a 5-6 foot area on both sides of the by lanes of the city is being dug out, damaging private properties without repairing it or compensating it.”

In addition to residential damage, several businesses have reported losses due to the disruption. “Our shop front was damaged, and we have lost business because customers can’t access our store,” explained a local shopkeeper.

Municipal authorities have acknowledged the issue and assured residents and business owners that steps will be taken to address the damage. They admit that they  are aware of the concerns and are working on a plan to compensate and repair the damages caused. It said department”s  goal is to enhance the city’s infrastructure while minimizing the negative impact on residents and their properties

Environmentalists and urban planners are also advocating for more sustainable and carefully planned development practices. They emphasize the need for better coordination and impact assessments before undertaking such large-scale projects to ensure that both public and private properties are protected.

As the road widening and cable laying projects progress, the residents of Dharamsala hope for a balanced approach that prioritizes development while safeguarding their homes, businesses, and public spaces

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