Gas leak in Mumbai? Complaints of gas leak in Chembur, Ghatkoper, Vikroli, Powai, Kanjurmarg: BMC
BMC has urged the residents not to panic or create panic. It has activated 13 fire appliances to monitor the situation as a precaution.
Several complaints of suspected gas leak were received from few areas in Mumbai late evening on June 6, 2020. This was confirmed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) through a tweet.
BMC tweeted saying that it has received a couple of complaints of suspected gas leak, from residents in Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli and Powai. The corporation has assured that fire brigade is checking the situation and will update facts soon.
We've received a couple of complaints of 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 precaution: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) pic.twitter.com/d9KcwCfqQp— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2020
The corporation further tweeted saying that all the concerned agencies have been mobilised to check the source of the foul smell that has been reported by several residents living in Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli and Powai.
BMC further urged the residents not to panic or create panic. The corporation revealed that 13 fire appliances have been activated to monitor the situation as a precaution. Those having problems due to the foul smell have been urged to cover their face and nose with a wet towel or cloth.
With regards to the foul odour across some parts of Mumbai, as of now the Mumbai Fire Brigade has been activated with its SoPs. I appeal to all to stay indoors, not panic. Close your windows. @mybmc is actively monitoring this situation https://t.co/jOLvZdCfJW— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) June 6, 2020
In its latest update, the BMC stated that the situation was under control and all necessary resources were mobilised. Presently, the origin of the smell is being investigated. Over 17 fire appliances have been deployed on the field to be ready for response if required. The fire appliances are equipped with a public announcement system.
Situation is under control. All necessary resources have been mobilised. Origin of the smell is being investigated.— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 6, 2020
17 fire appliances are on field equipped with public announcement system and ready for response if required. #BMCUpdates https://t.co/ceQmF9Zqyu
Following are some of the tweets by residents of the areas:
@mahanagargas very strong #gasleak smell in #ghatkopar east and west in an area of few kilometers. Pls check for leakage or any other reason. @TOIMumbai @IndianExpress @abpmajhatv @TV9Marathi @dna @republic— Manpreet Singh ☬ (@RtnManpreet) June 6, 2020
Residents of Ghatkopar, Chembur and Powai complaining of a strong smell in the area, probably a #GasLeak somewhere!