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Ramanatha Rai opposes UPCL overhead transmission lines in Bantwal

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Mangaluru, Jan 13, 2021:     Senior Congress leader and former minister B Ramanatha Rai has    opposed the installation of UPCL overhead transmission lines in Bantwal as part of the  laying of  transmission lines between  Nandikoor and Kasargod.


Ramanath Rai

Speaking  to reporters here on January 13, Wednesday, Rai said the  overhead lines  are passing through Padubidri- Moodbidri-Bantwal and Kasargod and added people of Bantwal are totally in the dark about this.

He also suggested that the UPCL opt for underground cables instead of overhead transmission lines which will  cause inconvenience to farmers and added the overhead power lines has lead to fear in the minds of the people.

Congress leader Abdul Ravoof,  Corporators Shashidhar Hegde, Naveen D’Souza and others were present.