Water receding in Jhelum
Install sensors to gauge level: Taj
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Srinagar, May 19: Irrigation & Flood Control Minister, Taj Mohi-ud-Din today asked the engineers to explore possibilities of installing electronic sensors in Jhelum to gauge the water level.
Taj visited Jhelum to review the situation arising due the incessant rainfall from the past few days and enquired about the water level in Lidder, Vishu, Rambiara and Mattan irrigation canal. He was informed that water was receding at Sangam and the level was below the danger mark.
Taj asked the officials to repair the breach at Ganda Bal Lasjan.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner, Naseem Lanker visited low lying areas including Gandbal, Soiteng and Lasjan and asked the officials to remove encroachments and trees on the river banks.
Kupwara villages cut-off, Nasir asses damages
Kupwara, May 19: Several hamlets in Hayhama here remained cut-of for the second consecutive day as the road connecting it was washed away by flood.
People at Batpora protested against the administration and alleged that no one visited the area to assess the damage to property.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani today assessed the damages caused to the crops and property due to incessant rains here.
Kupwara received 44 mm rainfall yesterday which caused flood in Nallahs of Kehamil, Khorhama, Kalaroos, Hayhama and Kohru and washed away half a dozen bridges and culverts in Batnaad, Shalgund, Malgund, Shumeriyal, Gundisana and Kalaroos villages of Lolab, check-Drugmulah bridge in Kupwara and a diversion bridge on Handwara-Varmul road at Batgund in Langate, Nasir was told.
4 hurt in bridge collapse
Kangan, May 19: Two troopers and equal number of SOG men were wounded when a bridge collapsed at Tangchater here on Wednesday.
A joint patrolling party comprising eight men of SOG and 24 RR fell into the Nallah Sindh after the foot bridge collapse. All the persons were rescued, but four sustain injuries in the incident.
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