Haridwar, July 16, 2015
The district administration has sounded an alert in the catchment and flood-prone areas of the Ganga as the water level in the river today reached the danger mark of 292 metre following continuous rains in the region.
The State Disaster Response Force, administrative officials and the Jal police have been asked to remain alert while district disaster management officials have been directed to monitor the situation round the clock.
Meanwhile, heavy rains has caused waterlogging at the Chandracharya square, the Bhagat Singh square, Kankhal, Awas Vikas colony, Vivek Vihar, Gobindpuri and Bhoopatwala.
Most of the commercial establishments, shops and offices on the Chandracharya-Bhagat Singh square stretch remained closed today. The stretch is also the gateway to BHEL, SIDCUL and Vikas bhawan offices. Additional traffic and police personnel were deployed on vulnerable stretches. Meanwhile, reports of falling of boulders were reported from the upper reaches of Har-ki-Pauri.
District disaster management officer Meera Kaintura said officials of the Irrigation Department, Uttar Pradesh, had been directed to provide regular information of the water level in the river.
Courtesy: The Tribune