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NCP protests against delay in Bhama Ashkhed pipeline project in Pune

The NCP claimed that this project is important for the city especially for eastern parts of the city like Ahmednagar road, Viman nagar, Chandan nagar, and Kharadi areas.

pune Updated: Jul 16, 2017 13:18 IST
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Nationalist Congress Party held protests at Chandan nagar and demanded to start the Bhama Ashkhed project work immediately.
Nationalist Congress Party held protests at Chandan nagar and demanded to start the Bhama Ashkhed project work immediately.(HT PHOTO)

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday protested against ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and demanded the party to start the work on the Bhama Ashkhed pipeline immediately. The pipeline work was stopped by farmers, who are demanding more compensation for their land, since last week.

The NCP started the protest at Chandan nagar under the leadership of former MLA Bapu Pathare and corporator Mahendra Pathare. The NCP claimed that this project is important for the city especially for eastern parts of the city like Ahmednagar road, Viman nagar, Chandan nagar, and Kharadi areas. If the project gets delayed, it would create water problems in the city.

After the protest, the NCP leaders met mayor Mukta Tilak and asked her to sort out the problem on a priority basis as this project is important for the city, said Mahendra Pathare.

The farmers had stopped the work on the jack well project near dam and hence, there are chances that the project would get delayed by at least two years.

The agitating farmers have stopped the project since last week demanding higher compensation. The PMC is constructing a jack well within the dam by separating water through the creation of a temporary wall. The protesting farmers have stopped the work of jack well and prevented PMC also from doing so. 

Officials said that with the monsoon filling up the dam, the water from the dam will soon spill over to the neighbouring well which has been erected for constructing the jack well and tunnel below the water. 

City engineer Prashant Waghmare, who is heading the project, said that if the PMC is unable to finish the work of the jack well within the next week, there are chances that the project would get delayed by at least two years.