Mumbai Gas Leak: BMC Opens Helplines Number For Queries
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a helpline number for any queries and information related to the mysterious gas leak in various parts of Mumbai, starting from Khar till Andheri. People who want to report the leak in there area or need any emergency help can call 1916 to report gas leaks in there area.
"We have recieved complaints from citizens about odour of some unknown gas in eastern and western suburbs. MCGM has mobilized all concerned agencies. 9 fire engines have been mobilized at various places to find out source of leakage. For any queries, please call 1916," BMC tweeted.
According to the reports, the leak was reported in Mumbai's Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser’s Chembur plant. The BMC, however, said it has no idea about the source of the leak and Mahanagar Gas Limited and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board have been intimated.
"We have intimated Mahanagar Gas Limited and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to check on finding the cause of increased smell. We are alerting other agencies as well," said BMC.
The MGL, however, said that the leak was not originated from its gas piplines and that its emergency team was checking it further. "As of now we know that it is not related to MGL gas pipelines. Our emergency team is further checking and we will update you shortly,” the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) said in a statement.
Meanwhile, people on Twitter complained of leak in various neighbourhoods in the city, right from Powai, Ghatkopar, Vile Parle, Goregaon East Powai, Andheri, etc. While some believed there was nothing to worry about, others said they have informed the authorities and asked people to stay safe.
Below are some of the Tweets.
Someone's really screwed up big for half of Bombay to smell a gas leak right now— Malay Desai (@MalayD) September 19, 2019
There is a serious concern due to Gas leak in North Mumbai covering Ghatkopar, Powai, Andheri, Goregaon, Borivali.— Tushar Singh (@TAGGY14) September 19, 2019
Please be safe!#MumbaiGasLeak
seems like a gas leak what other areas besides Powai ,Bhandup,Jvlr,Santacruz ,Goregaon can it be smelt? #mumbaigasleak— SpeechLess (@BasantiMomified) September 19, 2019
The boyfriend just said #mumbaigasleak could be an activation for @NetflixIndia #sacredgames making the Emmy list or something. The marketer in me is oddly proud. Also, wtf is up with this low budget Chernobyl hoax in #mumbai?— Urban Poor Millennial (@ShiraleyC) September 19, 2019