Low-Lying Areas In Mohali On High Alert As Ghaggar Overflows

What’s Shocking

Heavy rainfall from Saturday night has increased water level in Ghaggar River. Water entered inside low-lying jhuggis. This has led to the evacuation of the migratory population staying along the banks of the river near Mubarikpur. If the rain continues for some more days, residents of Mubarikpur and nearby villages fear for the worst.

Data Recorded

Around 1.30 PM yesterday near Mubarikpur-Ghaggar Bridge, the Drainage Department recorded about 22,000 cusecs (7 ft) of water released in the river. However, it came down to 4,500 cusecs in three hours. As per an official, the water level mark was below 10 ft. So there was no fear.

High Alert

The Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan inspected the rivulets. He has reviewed flood control measures in Dera Bassi. As per the DC, the district administration of Kharar, Derabassi, and Mohali are on high alert. Also, officials including BDPOs and patwaris have been asked to remain cautious.

A flood advisory is issued in this regard. It said that people should stay off Ghaggar and remain alert in its low-lying areas.

Following measures of medical aid have been accounted for in case of floods:

  • According to Mohali Civil Surgeon Manjit Singh, medical teams were prepared in case of floods. Provision of ambulances had been made for rapid response teams.
  • Stocks of medicines, chlorine tablets, fluids, ORS and anti-venom injections are being ready at all health institutions.

News Source: The Tribune, Times Of India

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