|August 8, 2013 at 10:42 am #4493|
About 30 residents from Gavtan-Priol and neighbouring areas from Veling-Priol-Cuncolim Panchayat on Monday confronted officials at a LPG outlet in Ponda to protest against the erratic supply of LPG cylinders.
The residents claimed that they have been facing problem since May and alleged that the delivery van was deliberately avoiding certain areas in the village.
“Since May this year, the LPG delivery van has not come to our place at Gavtan-Priol. The van driver gave us evasive answers when asked why they were deliberately skipping our area,” said an aggrieved LPG customer, Chaya Priolkar.
“People had a tough time as they had to travel at least 14-15 kms to buy a LPG cylinder from the Ponda branch,” added Priolkar.
The aggrieved customers, majority women, brought to the notice of the office bearers at the LPG head office at Ponda, the problem and demanded to solve the problem immediately.
“Earlier, the LPG delivery van used to visit our village thrice a week, but later reduced to once a week. We do not have problem but the vehicle skips visiting certain areas,” said a woman.
“This should not happen and if such system continues, then we will decide on future course of action,” she warned.
After giving a patient hearing, officials from the LPG outlet at Ponda assured to resolve the issue.
Later speaking to Herald, LPG outlet Manager Damodar Kavlekar admitted that the customers had complained regarding distribution of LPG cylinders in some areas of Priol village. “We have assured to send a vehicle on Tuesday,” said the manager of the LPG outlet, Kavlekar.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Priol residents confront LPG officials at Ponda“