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Mumbai Fire Department Confirms No Gas Leakage After Complaints Of Foul Smell

Residence on Saturday night of Chembur, Ghatkopar, Powai and Vikhroli areas had complained of a suspected gas leak

 

MUMBAI| The Mumbai Fire Brigade has confirmed no leakage of any was found in areas where residents complained about the foul smell to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation late on Saturday, reported by the ANI on Sunday.

According to the ANI, PS Rahangdale, Mumbai’s chief fire officer, said there was a smell in the Andheri area.

Rahangdale while talking to ANI said, “No gas leakage was found at given locations. Further calls were received from Powai and leakage smell was felt in Andheri. Total 17 fire engines were deputed for the search of gas leakage and it was announced to not panic. Hazmat vehicles were ready for an emergency.”

“HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited), BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited), MGL (Mahanagar Gas Ltd), RCF (Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers) and the police were informed,” he added.

Rahangade said senior officers are conducting an investigation. Residence on Saturday night of Chembur, Ghatkopar, Powai and Vikhroli areas had complained of a suspected gas leak.

The civic body had said earlier that situation was under control and that 17 fire appliances are on field equipped with public announcement system after receiving complaints of suspected gas leak from residents from several parts of Mumbai.

BMC later tweeted informing, “Situation is under control. All necessary resources have been mobilised. Origin of the smell is being investigated. 17 fire appliances are on field equipped with a public announcement system and ready for a response if required (sic).”

BMC in a series of tweet urged people not to panic or create panic.

Another tweet of BMC read as, “We’ve received a couple of complaints of a suspected gas leak, from residents in Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli & Powai…Please don’t panic or create panic. 13 fire appliances to monitor situation have been activated as a precaution (sic).”

“All concerned agencies have been mobilised to check the source of the foul smell being complained of by several residents in the areas of Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli & Powai,” it said.

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