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  Metros   Mumbai  05 Sep 2018  Minor fire erupts at Metro 3 site near international airport

Minor fire erupts at Metro 3 site near international airport

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 5, 2018, 2:19 am IST
Updated : Sep 5, 2018, 2:19 am IST

Two fire brigade vehicles, water tankers and police vans were rushed to the spot soon after the fire call.

The tarpaulin used to cover the TBM caught fire.
 The tarpaulin used to cover the TBM caught fire.

Mumbai: A minor fire erupted at the underground Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) site on Tuesday afternoon. According to Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) the fire started at around 12 pm and was caused due to dropping of hot metal dropping during welding work. However, the Fire Brigade doused it immediately and no casualties were reported, said an official.

The tarpaulin used to cover the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) caught fire during the wielding work. “There was a fire incident at T2 terminal TBM location. Hot metal dropping from welding work led to tarpaulin catching fire. No one was injured during the incident,” said a spokesperson from MMRC.

The incident happened at the construction site near T2 terminal of Sahar International Airport in Marol. Two fire brigade vehicles, water tankers and police vans rushed to the spot soon after the fire call.

According to the fire officials, it was a level one fire call and did not cause much damage. The officials vacated the labourers and doused the fire.

Meanwhile, the tunnelling work at Marol will be completed first the MMRC had confirmed to this newspaper last week. The 1.2 km long tunnel which connects the airport will be ready by September 23.

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