Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, December 30
The leakage in Gujarat Gas Pipeline, which led to a massive fire in an open area outside Verka Milk Plant on Wednesday night, has given locals the jitters. Residents, who watched the video of the incident, panicked and remained concerned related to the safety of the gas pipeline installed in most of the localities in the city. The leakage and fire was reported around 6.50 pm outside Verka Milk Plant. As the area was open, there was no casualty.
Additional Divisional Fire Officer Lovejeet Singh claimed that they cannot douse flames without shutting down the supply. “In case we douse flames and gas continues to leak, things will get very serious. A spark can cause a blast if gas is leaking. So, the only solution is that we get in touch with the gas pipeline authorities, and ask them to turn off their safety valves.” Satyam Trivedi, manger, Gujarat Gas Pipeline, said, “Our team reached the spot within 20 minutes and took precautionary steps. Such incidents are very rare and there is no need to panick. Our technical team will visit the spot soon and a detailed inquiry will be conducted.”
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