Blaze in KG-D6 Telangana gas pipeline, none hurt
02 March 2015
A fire broke out today in a natural gas pipeline that transports gas from Reliance Industries' eastern offshore KG-D6 field in Telangana. There were no casualties, said Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd (RGTIL), a part of the Mukesh Ambani-led group.
The fire was noticed early this morning in a section of the pipeline near Zaheerabad in remote Telangana due to gas leak in the Main Line Valve, RGTIL said.
''There is no loss of life or injuries,'' it said. ''Our experts have immediately reached the war room as well as the site of fire. The fire is being controlled and contained by safely evacuating and cordoning off that section of pipeline.
''It might take another few hours to evacuate and extinguish the fire,'' the company said, adding that gas supplies to consumers may remain affected for 24 hours.
All authorities concerned and affected customers have been informed, the spokesperson said.