The renovation process of an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) pipeline at Kathiramangalam which developed a crack last month, was done on Tuesday amidst police protection.
Around 150 police personnel were deployed for security and to ensure that the general public wouldn’t stage a demonstration and disrupt the renovation process.
Using poclain machines, the damaged underground pipelines were replaced under the supervision of the ONGC officials. Thiruvidaimarudur tahsildar Rajeshwari and other officials from the revenue department were also present during the renovation work.
The pipeline, belonging to ONGC developed a crack on April 27 and reportedly caused crude oil spillage which in turn caused damage to paddy crops in the land owned by a farmer named Natarajan. Read More