Parts Of Punjab’s Gurdaspur Inundated After Heavy Rain, Release Of Excess Water From Dams

A number of areas in Punjab’s Gurdaspur bought submerged following heavy rain lashing elements of the state. A number of groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF), the Military and the Border Safety Drive (BSF) have been dispatched to conduct rescue operations within the flood-hit area. Information company ANI shared a visible from the realm that confirmed waterlogged streets.

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— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2023

NDRF Inspector Sanjay Bisht whereas speaking to ANI stated, "I’ve come right here with a crew of 24 folks for rescue and evacuation. The administration is deputing us the place there’s a want."

| Punjab: On flood-like state of affairs in Gurdaspur space, NDRF Inspector, Sanjay Bisht, says, "I’ve come right here with a crew of 24 folks for rescue and evacuation…The administration is deputing us the place there’s a want…"

— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2023

Another excuse for Gurdaspur going through this case is that extra water was launched from Bhakra and Pong dams following which not simply Gurdaspur however many areas of Hoshiarpur and Rupnagar districts are additionally battling inundation. Following the discharge by these dam reservoirs, the water stage within the Beas river and Sutlej river additionally elevated. The Bhakra dam on the Sutlej river and the Pong dam on the Beas river, each in Himachal Pradesh, are nearly overflowing after heavy rain lashed their respective catchment areas, reported information company PTI.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday stated that the Punjab authorities is protecting an in depth watch on the state of affairs, including that aid and rescue operations are underway within the flood-hit areas.

 Numerous folks residing within the low-lying areas and villages on the banks of the rivers in Punjab have been moved to safer locations. The district officers have appealed to folks within the flood-struck areas to maneuver to safer locations. As a result of present state of affairs, the Gurdaspur district administration introduced holidays in authorities and personal faculties within the affected areas until additional orders.

Rupnagar authorities declared holidays in faculties and Anganwadi facilities within the affected areas on August 17 and 18. Quite a few villagers waded via the affected areas to maneuver to safer locations whereas carrying important provides on their shoulders. Tractor-trolleys have been additionally used to rescue folks, reported PTI.

In the meantime, the Bhakra Beas Administration Board (BBMB), which manages the Bhakra and the Pong dams, on Wednesday, stated it should launch extra water in a managed method for the following 4 to 5 days to take the extent of their reservoirs to a secure stage, based on PTI experiences. 

Notably, Punjab is witnessing floods for the second time in simply over a months. A number of elements of the state have been affected by a downpour within the state between July 9 and 11 that flooded huge tracts of farmlands and different areas, apart from paralyzing every day life.