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Deputy Commissioner reviews flood prevention measures in Kapurthala, Dhilwan and Sultanpur Lodhi areas

ASHOK KAURA | June 30, 2022 06:29 PM

KAPURTHALA:Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Vishesh Sarangal today reviewed the flood prevention arrangements around Dhusi Dam, Beas River, Dhillwan Complex, Kammewal Complex, Baguana Complex, Dera Hari Singh Complex, Dhusi Dam of Baupur Island Complex under “Flood Season”. On this occasion, DC met Rajya Sabha Member Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal at Sultanpur Lodhi and also lauded the work of cleaning the sacred Vein River done under his leadership.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the officers to expedite the work of strengthening the identified weak points on the Dhusi embankment along the river bank under flood control measures.

Apart from this, the Irrigation Department was directed to report on the release of water from Pong Dam and the water flowing in the river on daily basis and also to set up a district level control room.

He also said that the situation in the district was normal but as a precautionary measure, the district administration had issued instructions to all the departmental officers to remain vigilant and make arrangements in advance.

He also directed the authorities to complete the management of sacks, soil as well as to verify the government buildings, shrines, religious places etc. so that people can be evacuated to safer places immediately.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration has prepared an action plan for the management of natural calamities, under which the relief work in case of any calamity has been mapped out.

He also asked the concerned SDMs, Revenue Departments, Irrigation and Drainage Departments to work together for better coordination so that immediate action could be taken as required.

On this occasion he was accompanied by all SDMs including Dr. Jai Inder Singh, SDM Bhulath Ranjit Singh, SDM Sultanpur Lodhi Randeep Singh; District Revenue Officer Major Benipal, XEN Drainage Harjot Singh Walia, SDO Drainage Gurcharan Singh Pannu, Tehsildar Gurleen Kaur, Officers / Staff of Drainage and Revenue Department were present.

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