Mumbai citizens complain to BMC of foul smell, fire tenders rushed to find source
Mumbai citizens complain to BMC of foul smell from parts of city, 9 fire engines rushed to find source.Updated: Sep 20, 2019 01:50 IST
Citizens from several areas across Mumbai complained of foul smell on Thursday night.
Citizens, in a state of panic, started complaining to the fire brigade while some took to Twitter to complain. Reports of the foul smell came in from Chembur, Ghatkopar, Tilak Nagar, Andheri, Kandivali, Kurla and several other suburban areas.
A senior official from the disaster management cell said that the source of the smell is yet to be identified and several fire engines have been sent to various areas and plants to inquire about the suspicious smell. “There is no confirmation from any of the gas agencies so far,” the official said.
In order to trace the origin of the #gasleak we have deployed 9 fire engines at Deonar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Vikhroli, Dindoshi, Vile Parle, Kanivali, Dahisar and Mankhurd— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) September 19, 2019
An official statement from Mahanagar Gas Limited said, “Since late evening, MGL has been receiving complaints of gas smell from various parts of Mumbai. Our emergency teams have spread out to sites from where complaints have been received. So far we have not come across any breach in our pipeline system which could result in leakage of gas.”
First Published: Sep 20, 2019 01:19 IST