Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 28
Officials of the district administration, along with those of the Police Department and the Drainage Department, today visited the Ghaggar and Tangri rivers and the Meerapur Choe areas to oversee drainage of water.
The Patiala Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kumar Amit, reviewed the cleaning work of bays of bridges to ensure free flow of river water.
During inspection of work at Sarala Khurd village he directed officials to stay on alert in view of the ongoing monsoon season to prevent any type of damage.
The DC took stock of work done at Marru village where the right side bank of the Ghagar river was strengthened through bolder stone apron and pitching.
The DC also visited Tangri river and Meerapur choe on the Devigarh- Pehowa road.
Officials of the Drainage Department said 23,000 cusecs of water was flowing in the Ghaggar river near Bhankharpur and 8,465 cusecs in Tangri river near the Pehowa road.
Due to rain in the catchment areas, the water level in Ghaggar, Tangri and Markanda rivers had increased, the DC said. The district administration was keeping a close watch on the flow of water in rivers, the DC added. At present these rivers were flowing below the danger mark, the DC said.
The DC also directed officials of the Drainage Department to make arrangements to ensure safety of life and property of people.
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