Leakage in Mathura-Jalandhar IOC pipeline

Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 22:24

Mathura: Unidentified persons allegedly
caused a leakage in the Mathura-Jalandhar pipeline supplying
crude oil between Chumuha and Badhota villages here as Indian
Oil Corporation today ordered an inquiry into the incident.

The leakage, detected on Saturday, was finally plugged
after 36 hours of efforts by engineers and workers, IOC Chief
Operation Manager E Haq said here.

"A probe has been ordered into the matter. The actual
loss of petrol is being ascertained. The supply was hit for
sometime," he said.

As a precautionary measure, night patrolling has been
introduced in the area to prevent such incidents. "We have
decided to establish a liaison with the villagers to assess
information about the culprits," he said.

The leakage was discovered on Saturday evening when
villagers informed the matter to police.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 22:24

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