No street, Lungta villagers to boycott panchayat ballot


Dharamsala, December 13

The residents of Lungta village located, about eight km from Dharamsala, have decided to boycott the forthcoming panchayat polls. The residents, who gathered today, said that there was no road to their village. At times the people have to carry ailing patients and pregnant women on their backs to the main road to take them to hospital, the villagers alleged.

Village in forest land

  • Lungta is a village located on a hill along Dharamsala. The place is famous for Lungta camps put up there by local entrepreneur
  • Sources here said the road to the village could not be constructed as the village falls in forest land
  • The authorities require permission from the Union Ministry for Forest and Environment for the construction of road there

Karam Chand, a resident of the village, said that roads have been built by the government for small power projects that have come up on the adjoining hill. However, no road has been constructed in their village despite various representations to various authorities.

Due to apathy of the authorities, the villagers have decided to boycott the forthcoming panchayat polls, said Bindu Devi who was among the protestors today.

Lungta is small village located on a hill along Dharamsala. The place is famous for Lungta camps put up there by a local entrepreneur. — TNS



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