Punjab

Jalandhar DC visits flood prone areas

August 10, 2017 12:01 AM

Danewal (Jalandhar), August 9- Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that district administration was fully vigilant to tackle any sort of emergency situation in the flood prone areas of the district. 

  • DC VISITS FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF DISTRICT 

  • TRAVELS AROUND 200 KILOMETRES TO ASSESS GROUND LEVEL SITUATION 

  • DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION FULLY VIGILANT TO TACKLE ANY SORT OF EMERGENCY SITUATION

The Deputy Commissioner travelled around 200 kilometres to visit the sensitive areas along with the river Satluj falling in Phillaur and Shahkot sub divisions for reviewing the arrangements made by the district administration to deal with any sort of alarming situation.

The Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by the senior officers of the district administration, visited village Kadiana, Sudhaara, Gadra Bhoda, Danewal and Baupur village to assess the ground level situation in wake of release of excess water. Starting his visit from Kandiala village, he inspected the newly constructed 170 feet long stud and revetment at a cost of Rs 27 lakh to prevent erosion of banks of river Satluj. Mr. Sharma asked the officers to ensure that the further work required for this purpose was also completed at the earliest. 

At village Sudhaara near Sanghol complex, the Deputy Commissioner said that temporary embankment would be constructed to avoid any damage to property of people due to meandering action of river. He asked the officers of Irrigation and Drainage department to get the necessary nod for constructing temporary embankment at a cost of Rs 48 lakh. After the villagers apprised him about the damage caused to their land due to increase in water level, Mr. Sharma asked the concerned Tehsildar to submit the detailed report regarding it for suitably compensating the aggrieved families. 

At village Gadra Bhoda, the Deputy Commissioner reviewed the recently accomplished work of constructing stud and revetment at a cost of Rs 22 lakh. He asked the officers of the drainage department to remain vigilant to check any sort of damage due to increase in flow of water. Mr. Sharma assured the villagers that the district administration has made elaborate arrangements to tackle any sort of situation. 

During review of arrangements at village Danewal in Shahkot Sub Division, the Deputy Commissioner asked the officers of Irrigation and Drainage department to prepare the estimate for reconstructing the replenished studs and revetment at the earliest. He also asked the officers to make the necessary arrangements in terms of sand refill bags and hiring of heavy machinery to, if required, to deal with any sort of alarming situation. At village Baupur, Mr. Sharma reiterated that district administration has already made all the necessary arrangements for flood control in the district and no stone would be left unturned to facilitate people in the hour of crisis. 

The Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration has already made adequate arrangements to meet any sort of situation in wake of rainy season. He said that the contingent plan has been prepared by the very department and they were fully equipped to tackle any sort of situation.  Mr. Sharma said that evacuation plan, in case of flood, has already been finalized and the sensitive places have been identified along with the safe places where the residents of flood prone areas would be shifted, if required.

The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Sub Divisional Magistrates Mr. Varinderpal Singh Bajwa and Ms Navneet Kaur Bal, Executive Engineer (Drainage) Mr. Ram Rattan and Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) Mr. Praveen Kumar.

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