The Mumbai Fire Department on Sunday (June 7) said that that no gas leakage was found in the city after receiving several complaints of a foul smell emanating in multiple areas of the city, including Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli and Powai.
The fire department also appealed to the people to not panic about any leakage of gas. "No gas leakage was found at given locations. Further calls were received from Powai and leakage smell was felt in Andheri. Total 17 fire engines were deputed for the search of gas leakage and it was announced to not panic. Hazmat vehicles were ready for an emergency," said Mumbai Fire Brigade.
Mumbai Fire Brigade said that it had informed Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL), Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) and Police about the suspected gas leak complaints and it further probe is on in this matter.
On Saturday night, Mumbai's civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), had directed the fire department to check up on complaints of a foul smell emanating in multiple areas of the city.
"We have received a couple of complaints of suspected gas leak, from residents in Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli & Powai. The fire brigade is checking and we will update facts soon," BMC tweeted.
The BMC had also urged the people to not panic and advised those having problems due to the foul smell to "put a wet towel or cloth on their face covering nose".
Responding to complaints on Twitter, Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray said, "We’ve got tweeted to about foul smell in Chembur and Chandivali. The @mybmc disaster control room is locating the source and the Mumbai Fire Brigade is operating as per SoPs."