Collector D Muralidhar Reddy directs ONGC, GAIL to adopt safety measures in Kakinada
Kakinada: District Collector D Muralidhar Reddy instructed the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to take precautionary measures for safety and keep vigilance on pipelines constantly. He convened a review meeting with industrial representatives here on Saturday. He advised the managements to follow strictly the safety measures in their operations in the gas pipeline areas. He further instructed them to continuously monitor the situation. He said that the pipelines should be inspected every week in order to prevent any unexpected leakage. Director of Mines and Geology Y Venkat Reddy said that emergency equipment should be made available on the premises of the industries. ONGC Chief General Manager C Ravi Kumar said that necessary precautionary measures have been taken in the organisation. GAIL Dy General Manager GSSRV Prasad said that after necessary scrutinyand inspections of the instalations certificates would be issued after one week.