The bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) here is awaiting the clearance of the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) and the Kerala Factories and Boilers Department to resume the operations.
In a press release issued on Thursday, IOC said that the recent LPG leakage incident at the Kochi bottling plant led to the arrest of the tank-truck crew and later on bunching of LPG trucks in and around the plant. It led to temporary closure of the plant by the PESO and the Inspector of Factories and Boilers. While the leakage was handled by Indian Oil Corporation’s trained personnel with various in-built safety measures without any fire at the site, the bunching of the LPG trucks in and around the plant led to its temporary closure, resulting in partial disruption of LPG supply in Kochi and surrounding areas.
“The Kochi bottling plant has adequate LPG stock, besides equipment and trained personnel to resume operations in the shortest possible time once the temporary closure order is lifted by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisationand the Department of Factories and Boilers,” the statement said.