GOA:Determined to oppose the South Western Railway’s (SWR) double tracking work in their village, residents of Sao Jose de Areal on Saturday prevented workers from carrying out landfilling of the area .
“We saw that landfilling work was in progress. Three trucks laden with mud had just arrived. We asked them for their documents that authorised them to carry out the work. We asked them to show us the NOC from the panchayat for the work. They had none. We then asked them to go back,” Travasso said.
Travasso also took exception to the movement of trucks passing through a private property without permission from the landowner. Pointing out that the SWR also failed to carry out a re-survey of the alignment of the second track as directed by the chief minister, Travasso said, “In any case, we don’t want another track passing through our village.”
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