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MAJOR DISASTER AVERTED AS GAS PIPELINE LEAK REPORTED FROM SECTOR 29, VASHI – BUT WILL NMMC PENALIZE THE CONTRACTOR?

sagar-socity-2Negligent work by contractors for laying the water pipeline work in the city was witnessed at sector 29 Vashi where while digging the road, sparks emancipated from the gas pipeline underground. The gas pipeline leaked near Sagar CHS in the node. The city is under trauma again and road digging work is being simultaneously carried out in each and every node. While at some sectors, water pipelines are being laid down, NMMC is also carrying out sewerage pipeline work in other sectors. The contract for laying the water pipelines has been given to Pratibha Industries. Going on for more than a month, residents are hassled with the noise, the dust and the inconvenience that is caused due to pipes lying on footpaths. The work however is being carrying out in a negligent manner which was seen during the digging work at sector 29, Vashi. While digging the road to lay the water pipeline, the gas pipeline that was already inside leaked and huge sparks started coming out, spreading fear amongst the citizens. Some of the residents here spoke to NMTV News about the same and said that action should be taken against such negligent work. Some residents also informed that the fire brigade vehicle too arrived very late. While the situation got under control, it is impertinent that NMMC keeps a check on such negligent contractors so as to avoid such untoward incidents in the future. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Gangasingh Rajpurohit for NMTV News.

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