Showrooms causing traffic congestion in deonghat

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Showrooms causing traffic congestion in deonghat

With several car and two-wheeler dealers opening showrooms at Deonghat, heavy traffic on the state highway has become a routine affair. Such showrooms are being opened specifically in busy areas even though there is little space for parking, leading to long traffic jams and troubles for motorists. Motor repair workshops are also being opened in the area due to rising number of vehicle dealers. This has further aggravated the problem as heavy vehicles such as buses and trucks are often parked there for repair. The state government had announced to set up a transport nagar near the area last year but nothing has been done so far. It should be constructed soon so that the main roads are not choked with parked vehicles. Pradeep Kumar, Solan

Two Mandi villages face Water shortage

Residents of Serli and Btahi villages under the Patrighat Panchayat in Sarkaghat Assembly segment of Mandi district are facing acute shortage of potable water. The supply has been erratic for the past few days in these two villages. The Irrigation and Public Health Department should take note of the worsening situation and restore water supply as soon as possible. Ravinder Singh, Mandi

Banned plastic chokes drains

Despite the use of polythene bags banned in the state, it has become a part of the routine to see nullahs and water channels choked with plastic waste. Even though the necessary amendments have been made and use of thermocol plates and glasses has been banned, one can still see these being used in the absence of any check by the authorities and poor implementation of rules. Unless the rules are not strictly adhered to, there is no point patting one's back and making tall claims when the ground reality presents a different picture. Anjali Sharma, Ghanahatti, Shimla