GAIL pipeline leak creates tension at Electronic City

GAIL pipeline leak creates tension at Electronic City

A video grab of fire and emergency officials dousing a fire at Electronics City on Sunday evening.

Tension gripped Electronic City after Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) began leaking from the GAIL pipeline in AECS Layout on Sunday evening.

Fire and emergency officials rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after an hour. Senior fire officials said residents of Haraluru Road near Singasandra had called the fire control room around 7 pm as they heard noise and noticed fire break out from the GAIL pipeline.

In recent times, civic authorities were responsible for causing fire accidents by digging up places where the GAIL pipeline is laid underground, though they are expected to consult a coordination committee before engaging in such works. Their continued negligence would only result in a major disaster in future, the police warned.

Last month, four children were injured when a Bescom contractor damaged a GAIL pipeline at Muneshwara Block in Naganathapura near Parappana Agrahara.