Maoists Cut-Off Essar Pipeline In Chitrakonda
Malkangiri: The members of banned (CPI) Maoists have cut off the pipeline of Essar company near Dighajanbai village under Ralegad panchayat of Chitrakonda.
Reportedly, the red rebels have destroyed the pipeline as it was near Odisha-Andhra border and it is suspected that rebels have ventured to the cut-off area in Odisha-Andhra border through the route.
According to sources, the pipeline was constructed by Essar Steel to transport iron ore.
As the pipeline was cut-off, iron ore passing through the line pervaded over the farmland thereby damaging the crop fields.