Amid heavy rainfall, a precautionary alert has been sounded in few areas around Sutlej river. Likewise, Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Agarwal on Sunday said, “2 lakh cusec water released from Ropar Headworks, it takes 5-6 hrs to reach Ludhiana. The situation is under control.” “A precautionary alert has been sounded in few areas around Sutlej river. Evacuation centers are ready and well equipped”, added Pradeep Aggarwal. Meanwhile, a portion of the bridge over Beas river in Akhara Bazaar area of Kullu town collapses after the water level in the river increases due to heavy rainfall in the region.
Pradeep Agarwal, DC, Ludhiana: 2 lakh cusec water released from Ropar Headworks, it takes 5-6 hrs to reach Ludhiana. The situation is under control. A precautionary alert has been sounded in few areas around Sutlej river. Evacuation centres are ready & well equipped. #Punjab pic.twitter.com/5XQ1p5sewQ
— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
Ludhiana is witnessing a heavy rainfall in the city which is resulting in the waterlogged streets. Also, the Indian Meteorological Department issued an alert on Friday in which it was written that the moderate to heavy rainfall will pour down in the areas of Punjab and the native areas, for the next 48-72 hours. Likewise, the continuous rainfall took place in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Mohali and other areas of Punjab. Recently, following the release of 1,89,940 cusec of water from the Ropar Headwork, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered the Sub Divisional Magistrates Phillaur, Nakodar & Shahkot to get 81 low lying and flood-prone villages evacuated.
Also, the heavy rainfall led to the damage of the portion of the road in Balichowki area of Mandi district. Meanwhile, the National Highway 5 has been blocked after landslide and following the heavy rain in Ribba, Kinnaur. Similarly, the movement of vehicular traffic has stopped near Chamba bus stand after a portion of the road was damaged due to continuous rainfall. Meanwhile, fresh snowfall has been witnessed in the higher reaches of Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti.