The gas line belonged to Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) which is responsible for the city's CNG and PNG supply network. The incident took place at around 2.15 pm which was noticed by the people nearby. MGL's control room too received an alarm immediatey after the leakage started thus averting a major mishap.
Immediately the police nearby alerted the Fire brigade whose personnel reached the spot with fire tenders within 10 minutes. The personnel cordoned off the area following which the repair works were started by the MGL technicians.
"Neither there was any blast or fire nor anyone fell unconscious. The damage has been rectified," said MGL spokesperson. According to sources such incidents do happen during monsoon as soil and water exerts pressure on the underground utilities.