Members of the Himachal Kisan Sabha and the Kanaid Beopar Mandal, along with residents of the four panchayats of Dadour, Bhour, Kanaid and Chowk, protesting against the proposed four-laned road and demanding to shift the alignment of the road.
Agitated locals have submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the Mandi Deputy Commissioner seeking a change in the alignment of the proposed road, which would affect the lives of thousands of residents living near it.
They pointed out that the area between Naulkha and Dadour, which was about 4.7 km, was thickly populated, with around 20,000 persons residing on either side of the road. They added that occupants of about 500 houses and 200 shops, besides more than 3,000 students, would be affected by the increase in the height of the road.
They stated that 12 major village link roads and more than 30 pedestrian and cattle crossings would be rendered useless due to the proposed alignment. They added that approach roads to some dispensaries would be affected and six temples and two water sources would be destroyed. They are demanding quick action from the authority.