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Unless the local people cooperate we cannot turn McLeod Ganj into the nice place they can imagine to live in.
The one-week reprieve to big hotels has been criticised by owners of small hotels and guest houses whose power connections were cut about a month ago.
The Himachal High Court ordered Dharamshala to shut down 55 hotels and establishments running illegally in Dharamshala and the surrounding areas of McLeod Ganj and Naddi.
The livelihoods of hoteliers and taxi unions are not more important than the preservation of our natural heritage for future generations.
The security experts had written regarding the threat posed to the security of the Dalai Lama due to the illegal buildings in Upper Dharamshala area.
A 12-km-long skyway is planned between lower Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj, with construction possibly to start in 2018.
The airfares for Dharamshala remained high as bigger planes cannot land here.
“McLeod Ganj and its nearby villages fall in the highly-sliding zone. The construction of multi-storied buildings is not advisable in this area.”
Now the development works as proposed in the plan submitted to the union minister of urban development under the Smart City project would be started.
There are plans for bike-sharing stations, 35 e-buses for local transport, 120 bus shelters with public information system, route maps, and safe lighting.