Malappuram district collector Amit Meena has stated that the laying work of GAIL pipeline, which has courted controversy, would continue uninterrupted in both Malappuram and Kozhikode.

Meena said this after holding discussions with political party leaders and protest panel members on Monday. The collector stressed that the administration has agreed to address the issues being raised by the protest panel and local residents.

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The collector also pointed out that the administration would soon release a notice that would include details of the land acquisition. The pipeline laying work has been continuing with police protection.

For the past few days, local residents in both Kozhikode and Malappuram have been protesting over the laying of the pipeline through thickly populated areas. The protests had turned violent at Mukkam in Kozhikode on Wednesday.

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