WEATHER CONDITIONS IMPROVE IN JALANDHAR BUT ADMINISTRATION TO REMAIN VIGILANT FOR ANOTHER 48 HOURS

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• DC ORDERS REGULAR PATROLLING ALONG WITH DHUSSI BANDH TO KEEP REGULAR TAB ON SATLUJ RIVER
• SDM SHAHKOT STATIONS AT BAUPUR AFTER ENHANCED LEVEL OF WATER IN VILLAGE
Jalandhar 25 September (Jaswinder Azad)- Though the weather conditions in the district has improved considerably but the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma has asked the officers to remain vigilant for another 48 hours to tackle any sort of emergency due to enhanced level of water in Satluj.
The Deputy Commissioner who reviewed the situation in wake of the release of water from Ropar Head works said that though the weather has cleared in the district today but then also high vigil has to be kept in wake of the current weather conditions in neighboring hill state, which was a cause of concern. He said that the continuous rain in hill states would enhance the level of water in rivers, which could pose danger in the district. Mr. Sharma also said that the district administration was also fully aware of the possibility of damage to human life and property due to sudden change in weather because of which utmost care was being taken.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the Sub Divisional Magistrates to ensure regular patrolling of the dhussi band along with the Satluj river to keep a tab over the water level. He also asked them to plug the vulnerable points along with the river and take the remedial measures wherever required. Mr. Sharma said that though the discharge of water in Satluj has reduced but still a lot of precaution has to be taken for checking any sort of threat to life and property.
Meanwhile, as soon as the report of water level rising in village Baupur reached the Deputy Commissioner, he rushed the Sub Divisional Magistrate Ms. Navneet Kaur Bal to oversee the operations to strengthen the banks of river in village. The Sub Divisional Magistrate who remained stationed in Baupur village for the entire day deputed the entire government machinery for erecting temporary catchments around the bank of river to ensure that water does not enter the village. She also ensured that the banks were forfeited with the sandbags in adequate number so that minimum damage was made to village.
Ms. Bal also deputed adequate number of Police force to deal with any sort of emergency situation. Leading the staff from the front, she also asked the officers of the irrigation, panchayats and other departments to make it sure that no damage was made to life and property of the people. The Sub Divisional Magistrate said that the situation might be volatile but was under the control of the administration.

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