Visuals from Vikhroli, IIT Powai, Andheri east

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Visuals from Vikhroli, IIT Powai, Andheri east Pic for representation

Mumbaikars on Saturday were alarmed as they complained of foul smell that seemed like a gas leak in a nearby area.

Residents of Mulund, Bhandup, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, and Powai tweeted that they could smell something suspicious in a nearby area.

A corporator said the smell could have emanated from a chemical tanker on the Eastern Express Highway. According to residents, the smell was sensed in the air around 4.30 pm. It grew stronger with time. Some people experienced a burning sensation. Several people took to Twitter and raised the issue with the BMC and Mahanagar Gas Limited. They requested the agencies to inspect if there was a gas leak.

A Twitter user said, "There is some foul smell due to gas leak in Powai area near IBS school opposite Dr. L. H. Hiranandani hospital. Kindly look into the issue"

BMC officials said they inspected each of the wards but there was no gas leakage. "We can only locate the problem, but it needs to be solved by the gas supplying agency. We carried out inspections but we haven't found any leakage point yet," a civic official said.

Mahanagar Gas Limited tweeted, “MGL has been receiving complaints of gas smell from parts of Mumbai on October 17. Our emergency teams have spread out to sites from where complaints were received. We are checking our pipeline systems but have not come across any breach which could result in gas leakage."

Here's what Twitter said

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