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Adani Gas pays Rs 15 lakh fine for damaging drainage line

PTI 10 Jun 2015, 7:30:51 IST

Ahmedabad: Adani Gas Ltd yesterday paid Rs 15 lakh as penalty to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for damaging a main drainage line in Kankariya here. The drainage line was damaged when the private natural gas distributor was carrying out digging work in the area about a fortnight ago.

“Due to severe negligence of Adani Gas, a puncture occurred in GRP drainage line in Kankariya ward. Adani Gas did not inform the civic authorities about their activity (digging) in this area, where they damaged a drainage line of AMC,” a statement from AMC said.

“The Engineering Department of South Zone (under which Kankariya falls) decided to impose a fine of Rs 5 lakh.  Further, an amount double of the fine (another Rs 10 lakh) was imposed on Adani Gas to undertake repair of the drainage line,” said the statement.

In a separate statement, the Adani Group firm said it has submitted a demand draft of Rs 15 lakh in favour of the civic body.

“We are submitting a demand draft of Rs 15 lakh favouring Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad towards penalty for the damage caused to main drainage pipeline of AMC during HDD (horizontal directional drilling),” said the statement signed by Adani Gas Associate Vice-President R P Singh.