Flooding in several areas of Punjab, CM orders girdawari in Ropar

JALANDHAR: There was a flood-like situation as a major breach was reported in the Dhussi bundh at four places in Bholewal, Meowal and two other places near Phillaur.

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Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, August 19

As rain continued to batter the region leading to the swelling of rivers, several areas of Punjab reported flooding on Monday. 

A major breach was reported in the Dhussi bundh at four places in Bholewal, Meowal and two other places near Phillaur in this district.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal oversaw the rescue operations.

Following a breach, water from the Sutlej entered Bholewal Kadim and villages of Ludhiana district as well. DC Ludhiana Pradeep Agrawal visited affected areas.

Breach was also reported at the Shahkot Dhussi bundh  flooding Janian and Janian Chahal villages. As the Sutlej swelled, villagers at Janian village employed machinery to strengthen the bundh by the river without help from the administration.

Another breach was reported at Gidderpindi near Sultanpur Lodhi.

Punjab chief minister, who visited Ropar to assess the flood situation, ordered a special girdawari in the area.

In Shahkot, many villages have been flooded. 

The Army carrying out rescue operations in village Channa near Mehatpur. 

 

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