Margao petrol pump ordered to stop renovation

The Margao Municipal Council on Tuesday issued a stop work order to a petrol pump owner for carrying out renovation works without permission from the civic body. MMC Chief Officer S R Kotwale issued the directions to the petrol owner to immediately stop the work. He told newsmen that it was mandatory to seek permissions for the renovation works. Incidentally, a couple of fuel pumps located in the city had renovated their pumps despite the fact that the district Collector had ordered their relocation to the city outskirts to ease traffic congestion. The Civic body is also believed to be incensed over the fact that some of the fuel pumps in the city have not paid their rent since they have been doing the business on the Municipal property. [H]