New Delhi: A major gas leak was on Thursday night reported in Mumbai’s eastern suburbs. Mumbai civic body BMC confirmed that the leak was reported in the RCF (Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser) in Chembur plant, but has added that the gas leak has been contained. Other agencies have also been alerted in the wake of the incident.Also Read - Two firefighters, Spanish tourist killed in Paris gas leak blast
People in Mumbai Eastern areas of Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, Chandivali, Powai, Ghatkopar, Andheri, Borivali National Park smelled the gas leak and called the fire brigade. Also Read - Two firefighters killed as gas leak explosion rocks central Paris
“We have intimated Mahanagar Gas Limited and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to check on finding the cause of the increased smell. We are alerting other agencies as well,” the BMC said in a statement. Also Read - 3 workers die after gas leak in coal mine in Chhattisgarh
According to reports, fire brigade and Mahanagar Gas and other government agencies are trying to trace the exact location of the gas leakage. Over nine fire engines have rushed to the spot and no injury or loss of life has been reported so far.
Meanwhile, the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) in a statement has said that since last evening the MGL has been receiving complaints of gas smell from various parts of Mumbai.
“Our emergency teams have spread out to sites from where the complaints were received. So far, we have not come across any breach in our pipeline system which could result in leakage of gas,” it said in a statement.