Sancoale Panchayat on Saturday led by Sarpanch Ramakant Broker along with PWD engineers stopped the works of laying of gas pipeline at MES college junction .
PWD officials said that they had been informed about the project by the contractor but the contractor had been breaking water pipelines causing water supply issues. PWD AE Eknath Paste also said that pipelines had to be laid systematically.
Sarpanch of Sancoale Panchayat Ramakant Borkar said that the contractor was alloted permission by District magistrate but the contractor had not informed the Panchayat before taking up works. Borkar said that the Panchayat had no objection as long as pipelines were systematically laid and an outline drawing of the pipeline was made available so as to prevent any disaster in the future.
Borkar said that contractor was told to stop work and a committee was formed to discuss with the contractor to resolve the issue and find alternative methods and till such time a solution was not found ,the contractor would not be allowed to work.
Ward Panch Nandini Desai Said that the contractor had carried out the works despite the stop work order notice issued by the Panchayat.
Desai said that the contractor had also engaged in argument with locals while carrying out the works