Gas pipeline leak gives jitters to Amritsar residents : The Tribune India

Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 30

The leak in the Gujarat gas pipeline, which started a massive fire in an open area outside the Verka milk plant on Wednesday night, has caused nervousness among locals. Neighbors, who saw video of the incident, panicked and continued to be concerned about the safety of the gas pipeline installed in most towns in the city. The leak and fire were reported around 6:50 p.m. outside the Verka milk plant. As the area was open, there were no casualties.

Additional Division Fire Officer Lovejeet Singh claimed that they cannot put out the flames without turning off the supply. “In case we douse the flames and the gas leak continues, things will get very serious. A spark can cause an explosion if there is a gas leak. So the only solution is for us to contact the authorities of the gas pipeline and ask them to close the safety valves ”. Satyam Trivedi, Gujarat Pipeline Manager, said: “Our team arrived at the site in 20 minutes and took precautionary measures. These incidents are very rare and there is no need to panic. Our technical team will visit the site soon and a detailed consultation will be conducted. “

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