The names of persons who have to give up their land for laying a gas pipeline through the district will be compiled into a list and submitted to the government in two months, District Collector K.V. Mohankumar said at a meeting to explain the details of the project on Tuesday.

GAIL (India) Ltd., formerly Gas Authority of India Ltd., will prepare the list with the support of the village officers.

The project to lay the pipeline to a distance of 79 km in the district evoked protests.

GAIL officials explained at the meeting that the pipeline would be safe. Nearly 10,000 km of pipelines had been transferring gas in the country for 26 years without safety problems. However, the anxieties of the people in the district found mention at the meeting. C. Moinkutty, V.M. Ummer and Purushan Kadalundi, MLAs, and Mayor A.K. Premajam suggested that the pipeline not be laid through places having a high density of population.

Mr. Moinkutty suggested that the work be stopped until safety had been ensured.

  • Project to lay the pipeline over a distance of 79 km

  • List of people whose land will be taken over being compiled