Udupi, May 16, 2015 : The local residents of Kalathur village staged a protest and objected to any surveys for high tension power lines from Nandikur village to the crude oil reserve cavern of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. at Padur village in Udupi district on May 15, Friday.
Deviprasad Shetty, President of Udupi Taluk Grama Panchayat Okkoota, told the gathered people that the people of Kalathur village and surrounding areas had given up their land as the crude oil cavern facility was meant for defence purposes
. But the decision of the authorities to conduct a survey for a high tension line without consulting the local people was unbecoming. He told media that the protestors and officials of the ISPRL would meet Udupi DC Dr R. Vishal on May 16, Saturday.