However, there was no immediate report of anyone affected by the gas leak. The official said the gas pipeline ruptured at Kalpana Chawala Chowk in Kandivali (West) at around 7.15 pm.
The gas pipeline got ruptured accidentally while work on digging an artificial pond for immersion of Lord Ganesh idols was on, he said. The incident led to panic among local residents.
Personnel from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, and police rushed to the spot, where vehicles of the Fire Brigade have also arrived, the official said. Efforts were on to plug the gas leak, he added.