Gas leakage at subsidence-prone Jharia coalfields area

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 22:10

Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Some people left the
area following leakage of gas at Dhaludih in Jharia as experts
of Bharat Coking Coal Limited on Wednesday went to the area, a senior
BCCL official said here.
Terming the incident as quite common, BCCL?s General
Manager (Bastakola Area) R U Pandey said "there is no report
of any harm to the people following the leakage of gas.
Experts have gone to check the intensity of the leakage to
take further action."



"The Dhaludih Project is situated in subsidence and
mine-fire zone, and leakage of gas is a common occurrence in
the area," he added.



The official said the BCCL had earlier issued notices
to the people to vacate the zone and very few people were left
in the surrounding areas.
Underground fire has been raging in Jharia coalfields
for the past several decades and the central government has
approved Rs 10 crore for relocation and rehabilitation of the
residents.



While some people have left the area, others have been
demanding more compensation.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 22:10

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