On Saturday afternoon, residents of a number of areas within the jap suburbs of town, reminiscent of Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund, complained of a pungent scent within the air, resulting in fears of a suspected gasoline leakage of their areas. Native corporators and the BMC clarified that there was no gasoline leak after inspection.
A corporator mentioned the scent might have emanated from a chemical tanker on the Jap Specific Freeway. In keeping with residents, the scent was sensed within the air round 4.30 pm. It grew stronger with time. Some individuals skilled a burning sensation. A number of individuals took to Twitter and raised the problem with the BMC and Mahanagar Fuel Restricted. They requested the businesses to examine if there was a gasoline leak.
BMC officers mentioned they inspected every of the wards however there was no gasoline leakage. “We are able to solely find the issue, nevertheless it must be solved by the gasoline supplying company. We carried out inspections however we’ve not discovered any leakage level but,” a civic official mentioned.
Mahanagar Fuel Restricted tweeted, “MGL has been receiving complaints of gasoline scent from components of Mumbai on October 17. Our emergency groups have unfold out to websites from the place complaints have been acquired. We’re checking our pipeline methods however haven’t come throughout any breach which might lead to gasoline leakage.”
Debarati Chakraborty, a resident of Kanjurmarg West, mentioned the scent was pungent and fairly much like the scent emitted exterior chemical laboratories.
“At the least 10 individuals from our constructing wrote concerning the scent on the constructing’s WhatsApp group. I’m positive extra individuals have smelt it,” she mentioned. The scent lowered round 7:30 pm.
Vikhroli’s Ram Taneja mentioned, “We vacated our buildings and known as out for instant assist. We despatched individuals to examine for any leakage contained in the constructing.”
“Senior residents additionally complained of suffocation and a burning sensation of their nostril,” mentioned Ayush Govale, one other resident of the identical constructing.
Powai’s Jaidev Kamble mentioned the scent lasted for greater than an hour. Prakash Gangadhare, BJP Corporator from Mulund mentioned, “After studies of gasoline leakage emerged on Twitter, I checked with BMC and Mahanagar Fuel Restricted. They mentioned that there was no leakage and chances are high a chemical tanker might need handed by the freeway, from which the scent was unfold.”
BJP corporator from Ghatkopar, Suryakant Gawali additionally mentioned there had been no leakage. “I acquired a couple of messages on WhatsApp concerning a leak. We did an intensive examine with BMC officers, however could not discover any leakage.”
Bhandup corporator, Sarika Pawar, nevertheless, mentioned she had not acquired any complaints. Earlier in June, related complaints have been reported in Chembur and its adjoining areas.