Govt approval to set up a new HPSEB substation at the Bhadai village near Sankat Mochan temple, which requires clearing of 750 trees, are facing strong reservation from the native villagers.

The local residents have complained that proposed substation will damage to their local resources, especially, a natural water resource that lies just 50 feet below the suggested site that serves the water needs of a major population of the Panchayat throughout the year. The Yovak Mandal of Bhadhai wrote an application to the Assistant Engineer of Jatog subdivision of HPSEEB requesting him to change the location of the project.

The Bhadai residents have also approached Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, MLA Sohan Lal and Forest Department, but still no one hasn’t taken any concrete step to stop it.