Bantwal, Oct 31: Narikombu gram panchayat members visited AMR power project site here on Wednesday October 30, acting on public complaints that the company has undertaken additional construction work without the panchayat’s permission.
The panchayat members found that an extra pump house was being constructed.
The team members visited the place six days after serving a notice to the company as per a decision taken at the Panchayat meeting. The works were underway without taking the Panchayat into confidence said the former president of panchayat Anand Salian.
AMR plant manager Premnath explained that the bypass channel is being constructed as lot of water flows from the river during monsoons. Water has been released from all the 30 sluice gates during the previous monsoons, he said adding a bypass was being constructed to release flood waters. But the panchayat officials did not agree with him.
And also the manager did not allow media persons to click photos of unauthorized work by saying that photography was prohibited. He even reportedly tried to snatch the camera from the photographer. But the panchayat official said that the work going here also was prohibited and asked the photographers to click the photos.