Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Citizens in various parts of Mumbai complained of an unknown odour on Thursday night after which the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) mobilised nine fire engines and four emergency vans to find its source.

According to reports, the odour started emerging after 10 pm from places like Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, Chandivali, Powai, Ghatkopar and Andheri.

The MGL and the BMC said that they received 29 complaints regarding an unknown odour, adding that emergency teams have spread out to sites from where complaints have been received. 

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It also said that complaints on leakage in the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) Chembur was reported but the teams did not find any leak in the plant.

“Apart from the nine fire engines, four emergency vans of MGL have been mobilised. If you still notice the odour please dial 1916 gas leak,” said the MGL.

“So far we have not come across any breach in our pipeline system which could result in leakage of gas,” the MGL said on being asked about the breach in the pipeline system.

Meanwhile, BMC also tweeted that it has received complaints from citizens about an odour of some unknown gas in eastern and western suburbs.

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“We have recieved complaints from citizens about odour of some unknown gas in eastern and western suburbs. MCGM has mobilized all concerned agencies. 9 fire engines have been mobilized at various places to find out source of leakage. For any queries, please call 1916,” the BMC tweeted.

The MGL later in a statement said, “Since late evening, MGL has been receiving complaints of gas smell from various parts of Mumbai. Our emergency teams have spread out to sites from where complaints have been received. So far we have not come across any breach in our pipeline system which could result in leakage of gas.”

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma