The IndiaPost, Chandigarh, August 27:More than 100 industrialists took a protest march from Panchkula to Chandigarh against Haryana government’s apathy in repairing the highway from Pinjore to Baddi, and presented a memorandum to the Haryana PWD department in Sector 19 here today.
Later the delegation led by Mr. Rajender Guleria, President, Mr. Arun Rawat, Secretary General of the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Industries Association (BBNIA), presented the memorandum to the secretary of Haryana PWD as well as the National Highway Authorities of India.
According to Mr. Guleria there had been no headway in the progress of widening and repairing the Pinjore-Baddi stretch which continues to be in pathetic condition full of pot holes leading to perennial traffic jams.
The delegation had earlier met Mr A.K. Nagpal, the Superintending Engineer, Department of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India as well as the Chief Engineer, Haryana PWD on 10th of July 2008, to apprised them about the pathetic condition of the road and despite the inspection by them on 11th of July 2008, no progress has been made to resolve the problem.
According to a study by ILFS nearly 49,000 passenger car units pass through this stretch of road and due to bad condition of the road not only leading to stress and cervical problems, but also wastage of precious fuel and growing pollution in the area.
The industrialists and representatives of all major industrial bodies like CII, PHDCCI, Federation of Himachal Industries, truckers and transport unions, as well as local citizens of the area, have decided to hold dharna on the intersection of NH22 and NH21A at Pinjore on 10th September.
The Association has also appealed to prepare proposal for widening and strengthening of road from point 2.20 Kms (Lohgarh) to 11.20 Kms (Nankpur), as this portion of road has already starting wearing off which was repaired last year only and which is in no better condition than the other portion, and impressed upon the need of four laning of National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh, as the density of vehicles on this road is very high.