Kapurthala, July 31
In view of the increase in the water level due to rain in the catchment area of the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Vishesh Sarangal has asked the people living inside the advanced bandh along the river Beas to take precautions.
He made it clear that the situation is completely under control and there was no danger but as a precautionary measure, people living inside advanced bandh of Mand area have been informed in advance.
He also said that adequate arrangements have been made by district administration to deal with any untoward situation and the water coming into the river Beas was expected to pass easily.
District administration has asked the people of Kamewal, Baghuana, Rajewal, Amritpur, Patti Safdarpur, Baupur Island, Sardullapur, Ahli Khurd, Ahli Kalan, Hussainpur Bule, Karmunwala Pattan, Hazara and Chak Patti of Sultanpur Lodhi to take precautions.
Apart from this, the potentially affected villages within the Dhilwan area include Chakoki, Mand Chakoki, Mand Butala, Mand Dhilwan, Dhaliwal Bet, Mand Dhilwan Bet, Gurmukh Singh Wala, Mand Rampur, Plot No. 3, Mand Bhandal, Sangojala. , Mand Sangojala, Nabi Bakhs Wala villagers have also been asked to take precautions.
He said that the water level in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh is increasing due to heavy rains in the Beas river area and in the Chakki river, in view of which the people living in the low lying areas and especially the Beas river banks should remain aware.
He asked all the officials of the district administration, especially the SDMs of Sultanpur Lodhi and Bhulath constituencies, revenue, rural department to personally monitor the situation 24@7.
He said that in about 27 villages of Mand area of the district, people are being made aware of the water level by contacting Sarpanches, Nambardars, and other prominent people besides making announcements in the villages from religious places.
Necessary information is also being provided to the people through WhatsApp groups created by Numdars, Sarpanches, Panches and administrative officers.
Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration has made adequate arrangements to deal with any potential threat and there is no need for people to panic. He said that people can also contact the flood control room numbers issued by the district administration as needed.
He said that a 24-hour centralized flood control room 98823-17651 has been established. Apart from this, District Revenue Officer Major G.P. Singh Banipal and SDO of Drains Department Gurcharan Singh Pannu has been appointed as the Nodal Officer.
Flood control room numbers 01828-222169 for Sultanpur Lodhi, 01822-271829 for Bhulath constituency and 01824-260794 for Phagwara have also been established.