A startling incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district when an underwater pipeline belonging to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) burst, leading to a sudden eruption of Yamuna River water. The incident was captured in a viral video shared on social media platforms, showcasing the magnitude of the eruption.
The leakage was identified in the Dari-Panipat Natural Gas Pipeline, causing concern among local communities in Baghpat. IOC officials promptly responded to the situation, acknowledging the pipeline failure and its immediate detection and plugging.
Both upstream and downstream location valves have been closed, according to IOC officials, reassuring that the situation is now under control. The rupture was reported in Jagos village, and the incident occurred due to a failure in the pipeline.
Residents of Baghpat noticed the eruption in the river’s water around 3 am on Wednesday, and they quickly alerted authorities. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Subhash Singh, along with police and fire brigade personnel, rushed to the site to address the situation. By 7.45 am, the situation was brought under control.
A team has been dispatched to repair the underwater gas pipeline, aiming to address the issue and prevent any further disruptions.
The 132-kilometre-long Dari-Panipat Natural Gas Pipeline, commissioned in 2010, plays a crucial role in transporting natural gas from GAIL’s Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur Pipeline (HVJPL) network to IOC’s Panipat Refinery, Panipat Naphtha Cracker Plant, and other customers in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The pipeline is authorized under regulation 17(1) of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Regulations, 2008.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of regular maintenance and vigilance in ensuring the integrity and safety of critical infrastructure. IOC’s swift response in managing the situation highlights their commitment to address such emergencies promptly and effectively.
Sources by Agencies