HASSAN: People of Ankapura and adjacent villages in Hassan taluk are anxious, following leakage in the gas pipeline laid between Mangaluru-Hassan-Mysuru and Solur in Bengaluru Rural district.
The Mangaluru-Hassan-Mysuru-Solur gas pipeline, owned by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, passes through these villages.
The incident came to light on Tuesday night and the police rushed to the spot late night.
The district authority clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC in the 2 km radius to avoid people thronging the accident spot.
Villagers were told to move to safer places and not to light lamps and match boxes at any circumstances.
The rescue team comprising of engineers from MRPL is camping at the spot to control the gas leakage by taking precautionary measures.
Technicians are yet to find the reason for the leakage. Reports reaching here said the gas supply stopped from the starting point in Mangaluru.
The leak is under control and the police diverted vehicular traffic between Mosalehosahalli and Gorur as a precautionary step. DC V Chaitra and ASP Shobha Rani visited the spot.