No threat to Srinagar, assures CE Flood Control

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Government on Monday ruled out any flood threat to Srinagar, saying the machinery is striving to keep the city at bay from getting hit by the possible floods.

The chief engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Mir Javed Jaffar told KNS over phone that despite Jehlum flowing above the danger mark, there are no further breaches reported at the embankments and that Srinagar would be at ‘stable position’.

“Entire men and machinery is on toes and continuously monitoring the situation at the Jehlum banks. The water level is receding and we hope betterment in the situation in coming time. A closer vigil is also being maintained  in a bid to avoid any breaches at the river bunds while as the staff has been kept on toes to plug in any leakage, if happens,” he said.

Jaffar assured Srinagar is at a stable position and if the waters continue to recede in Jehlum, the flood threat which looms large across Kashmir, will be over.

However, the Flood Control chief engineer was quick to add that the water continues to flow above danger mark at Sangam.

Experts, meanwhile are of the opinion that after the downpour has stopped, the water levels are expected to recede in Srinagar too after several hours. The rising water in Jhelum in Srinagar, however, have inundated many low-lying areas of the city. At Hamdania Colony in Bemina, water from the flood spill channel has entered a large number of houses forcing people to shift to safer places.

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