We are alert, no need to panic; says DC Sgr

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Authorities Sunday maintained there is no danger of floods in Srinagar city, saying the water in the Jhelum is flowing much below the alarming level.

Talking to KNS Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone Sunday said there is no need to panic as the water in the Jhelum is flowing much below alert level. “The water logging which has taken place in many areas of the city is due to the incessant rains and blockage of drains. We have started work for dewatering. We have put many dewatering pumps into the service,” he said.

The DC added that the authorities have already put in place all the necessary measures. “Authorities are ready to face the challenges thrown by the inclement weather. The water levels at Sangam, Ram Munshibagh and Asham are not alarming at the moment and there is no panic situation at all,” he said.

Lone added that government has sent a team of ministers to Srinagar which is monitoring the situation closely. “Besides the other measures a special control room has been set up at Police Control Room (PCR) Srinagar to monitor the situation round the clock. People should contact on 2452138 or 2474040 in case of any eventuality,” the DC added.

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