Corrosion of Shimla City in progress
SHIMLA- Right in front of Gaindamal Hemraj on the Shimla Ridge, I noticed this electricity pole, carrying high tension wires, corroding near the bottom. Corrosion of metal is a gradual process. The hole shows the pole was not attended for a long time, and is still not attended. Shimla has been and is still gradually corroding. This symbol of our Govt.’s capacity is at the right place – the Shimla Ridge – most crowded place at the heart of the Shimla City, always full of domestic and international tourists. The state claims efforts to promote Shimla as international tourist destination. The announcements of developing more tourist attraction are heard, but in reality, the Govt. can’t even maintain most basic parts of city life, and electricity poles are one of them.