|January 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm #6097|
Wadi-Talaulim locals and the panchayat are irked over the installation of a 4G mobile tower on the terrace of a house in a residential area, as well as the house owner’s refusal to remove the same.
A large number of villagers and panchas, including Sarpanch Dilesh Gaonkar, gathered at the house of Narayan Naik in Ward 5 on Thursday, resulting in verbal clashes between both parties.Addressing the press, Gaonkar stated that the locals, for the last one-and-a-half months, have been opposing the tower out of fear that the high radiation may cause health issues.
Taking note of their objections, the panchayat had sent a notice to the house owner to remove the tower.
As the notice was ignored, Gaonkar, the panchas, and the locals went to the site on Thursday and asked Naik to remove the tower, but he flatly refused, due to which the people were furious.
Gaonkar stated that the panchayat will request the Block Development Office, Ponda Deputy Collector and Mamlatdar to take action against Naik. He also assured that the tower would be demolished within a month and requested the villagers to maintain the peace until then.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Wadi-Talaulim locals irked over 4G tower installation“