RAJAHMUNDRY: GAIL Gas Pipeline Victims Nyaya Porata Samithi president R Ratnakar has asked the government to direct the GAIL management to shift the gas collection centres to the sea shore, away from the habitations.
Speaking to newsmen here Monday, he demanded an ex gratia of `25 lakh to the injured by the GAIL as many persons sustained over 60 per cent burns and ` 25,000 to each damaged coconut tree and a monthly payment of `15,000 till the coconut trees started yield.
Officials responsible for the fire should be arrested, he said. The ONGC, the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, the Cairn Energy are also creating panic among the people with their onshore and offshore oil and gas explorations, he said. He demanded a CBI probe into the total incident.
Minor Gas Leak From GAIL Pipeline Creates Panic
Rajahmundry: Tension prevailed for sometime near Sarpavaram railway station when gas leaked from the pipeline of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) Monday.
The farmers working in their fields ran helter-skelter after hearing a big sound from the gas pipeline. The GAIL has a point on the canal route between Kakinada and Samalkot. Meanwhile, GAIL officials rushed to the spot and stopped the gas leak.
According to GAIL officials, they released the gas due to heavy pressure and immediately closed the valve.