Tension gripped at Bengaluru’s Electronics City after Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) began leaking from the Gas Authority of India Limited’s (GAIL) pipeline on Sunday evening.
State Fire and Emergency Service officials controlled the situation in an hour.
This is the second such incident since February in Garden City. Last month, a contractor had damaged a GAIL pipeline causing explosions that damaged five houses and injured four children near Parappana Agrahara.
Authorities who dig the places are expected to take prior permission from the concerned authorities. However, it is learnt that on both the cases, permissions were not acquired.
Kerala witnessed a strong opposition from locals against lying the GAIL pipeline on their properties. However, the Pinarayi Vijayan government succeeded in educating the people about the pros and cons and also providing them with sufficient compensation.