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Villagers relieved after tech team plugs gas leak

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Mar 4, 2015, 2:20 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 4:48 pm IST
A 30-member technical team stopped the leakage completely
Worried locals gather outside the gas leak site (Photo: DC)
 Worried locals gather outside the gas leak site (Photo: DC)

Hyderabad: A day after the RGTIL gas pipeline leaked, a 30-member technical team stopped the leakage completely on Tuesday. The villagers who were evacuated earlier, returned to their homes and were assured of their safety by the company management and the police.

Meanwhile, an investigation is on to find out what caused the leakage.

 

The gas left in the pipeline till Zaheerabad was redirected to Kakinada and the supply to Gujarat has been stalled.

Around 500 villagers were evacuated after the fire. The officials assured that there will be not any further danger since the gas flow through the pipeline was already stopped.

As part of the investigation, Medak police has asked the Reliance probe team to provide technical details. “The entire operation of this project is controlled by a centralised software. We have given them a questionnaire to be filled up as part of our probe. We have also asked them the Standard Operating Procedure of the project,” said Medak SP B. Sumathi.

 

Medak police has booked a case and started an investigation. A special team of RGTIL technicians from Mumbai had visited the spot to investigate what went wrong.

The gas pipeline of Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd passing through Medak district had cracked causing huge gas leakage and subsequent fire at Maddigunta village on Monday. As the fire erupted, the Medak police, evacuated the nearest colony and started attempts to control the fire. Nobody has been hurt in the incident.

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Location: Telangana




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