Mangaluru, Mar 31,2017: A gas leakage from a bullet tanker stationed in front of the HPCL plant at Bala village near Suratkal on Thursday evening though caused anxiety, the same was plugged due to the timely action of all authorities concerned.
At around 7.15, drivers sensed there was a gas leakage from one of the tankers stationed in the area and immediately informed the police who in turn passed on the message to MRPL and HPCL gas units. As the quick response vehicle of HPCL was away in Goa, empty tankers from the Total gas plant were brought to the venue and the gas from leaking tanker shfited
In the meantime, as a precautionary measure, electricity connection was cut off and public were asked to switch off their mobile phones. Nearby resident s were also asked not to light any fire.
The tanker that suffered gas leakage on Thursday had 18 tonnes of gas. Not just that, nearby it there were 13 gas laden tankers and the consequences in the event of a mishap was unimaginable
Five fire tender vehicles were part of the relief operation which continued till late night.