Pandoga – proposed industrial area in Himachal – turning into hell
UNA – This is Hoshiarpur Road in Pandoga, District Una. It comes under a proposed industrial area of Himachal Pradesh. The advertisement boards and hoarding can be seen erected everywhere. Despite this publicity and invitations to investors and industrialists to come the state, the basic facilities like the roads are in pathetic condition. Especially the roads are getting worse from past two years.
Two and half months ago, the Govt. destroyed the whole road and we thought they will repair it properly afterwards. As a huge disappointment, the Govt. is rarely attending to it. The images show present condition of the roads. We share a border with Punjab. While the roads in Punjab territory are in good condition, those inside Himachal’s boundary are a stark contrast to them. I have been continuously traveling on this road for last 2 years, but I never saw any relief from these pathetic conditions, which are getting worse. Another critical issue that this area faces is that practically we have no mobile network or coverage.