Statement from GAIL Gas Limited
A Fire incident has been reported in the Bengaluru city due to unauthorized third party damage to the GAIL Gas network at 23rd Cross, HSR layout. Local contractor associated with Water and Sewerage Agency caused the damage without any prior intimation to/consent of GAIL Gas and didn’t even inform regarding the gas leakage and fled the site.
The gas caught fire in the nearby dwelling area wherein 2 occupants reported to suffer minor burn injuries apparently due to the above. The GAIL Gas Quick Response Team (QRT) and fire fighting team reached the site in less than 5 mins and extinguished the fire and controlled the situation.
It is also learnt that in past similar incidents have been reported against the erring contractor. The conduct of the erring contractor has been reported to the authorities , who have assured strict action.
GAIL Gas urges to all the residents and authorities of Bengaluru to immediately advise all contractors to give prior intimation to GAIL Gas before executing any digging work nearby Gas pipeline and also report such incidents to our toll free number 1800-102-9282. It is also urged to exercise extreme care while undertaking any such digging work near the vicinity of Natural Gas Pipeline.