Fire brigade control the leakage by using continuos flow of foam on the truck
Heavy Traffic jam witnessed on national highway near Vadodara on Friday morning after a Chloroform loaded truck turned turtle on Vishwamitri bridge towards Ahmedabad Surat road. Fire brigade has to use nearly 15 foam trucks to control the leakage and accident. Traffic diversion was given from Dumad crossing towards Vadodara city which also leads to jam on Sama Savli road. Rescue operations are underway as one side of the road saw heavy traffic jam till 10 kilometers.
As per details a inflammable Chloroform tanker number GJ 12 BV 9783, Topple down near dumad Cross roads on national Express Highway emergency response centre 2 turn out and Tp 13 fire station has responded.
With the help of leakage spillage kit control the leakage material and with the use of pneumatic bags lifted tanker part to avoid for the leakages. With water spray and foam the team prevent fire. No injuries reported by locals and driver was not found at spot. After 2 hours of lifting exercise national Express highway traffic started for vehicular traffic.
The tanker carries the UN number 2709 stands for Isobutyl Benzene, which is highly flammable liquid. The road towards Surat from Ahmedabad was closed during the operation and later it was opened for traffic after the truck was lifted.
For the first time a Truck Lifter system was used in the rescue operation, which works on air pressure and the machine is imported from Germany. The company brought the machine to India assisted the fire team to lift the truck.
Primarily the traffic was diverted through Vadodara city which leads to traffic jam on Sama Savli road. The accident leads to nearly 10 kilometers jam from expressway to Dena and towards Surat.
Six cranes were pressed into service for the rescue work and utmost care is taken by the teams to control the leakage. As per sub fire officer Harshvardhan Puwar from Darjipura Fire Station, the teams sprayed continuous flow of foam along with water to control the leakage. Neta 100 meters area was cordoned by the team during the rescue work.