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In 4 years, a Govt. that couldn’t build a rain-shelter and a public toilet in capital city

When no relief was provided on our first appeal, we again raised the demand in 2013, then again in 2014, and in 2015. Now, in the last month of year 2015, public can still be seen facing winters winds and rains in open.

SHIMLA-HW begun to write to HPPWD and Shimla Municipal Corporation in 2012 regarding immediate need of, at least, a rain-shelter and a public toilet at the Boileuganj (MLA) crossing and Shimla bypass crossing bus stoppages.

After the new ISBT was commissioned a few years ago, MLA crossing and Shimla bypass crossing stoppages have become more crowded as well as busy. The only rain-shelter at Shimla bypass crossing had collapsed last year due to landslide. Shimla MC got rid of this responsibility saying these spots do are not under its jurisdiction and blamed HPPWD for the lack of public facilities. Presently, these two stoppages are so crowded that each requires one rain-shelter and one public toilet.

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Previous Post (2012): Shimla MLA crossing is in a desperate need of a rain shelter

When no relief was provided on our first appeal, we again raised the demand in 2013, then again in 2014, and in 2015. We posted pictures and visual confirming the grievance, but nothing made difference. People were forced to suffer monsoon rains and winters under open sky all these years. Now, in the last month of year 2015, public can be seen still facing winters winds and rains in open.

Previous Post (2014): No rain-shelter, No toilets at Shimla bypass & MLA crossings while it gets crowded

Indian public is very notorious when it comes to littering and urinating in open. But, here, people are forced to urinate in open as there is no public toilet facility, and these stoppages have started stinking.

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It’s a matter of disgrace for HP government to have failed in constructing a couple of rain-shelters and public toilets for its people despite regular appeals from public. Public unrest was completely ignored. It’s really difficult to believe on development promises made by the government and the Chief Minister when they can’t construct a rain-shelter.

Previous Post (2014): Shimla – The capital yearns for even basic public facilities

Recently, Shimla Municipal Corporation was in news for illegally installing 10 streetlights worth Rs. 5 lakh at Harish Janartha’s private residence instead of streets. The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor claimed that their hands were clean in it and that they weren’t aware of this settlement between Janartha and SMC.

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Previous Post (2015): No rain-shelter at MLA Crossing , people forced stand in rain

We saw public benches shifted to personal property of an IAS officer or streetlights turned away from road to light private hotels and homes of bureaucrats instead of lighting the streets.

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On the other hand, people are literally crying for rain-shelters and public toilets and everytime they approach the government requesting for the same, the departments always express helplessness due to shortage of funds.

Therefore, we request people to vote better next time for the sake of Himachal and its people.

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