Lt Governor visits Zero Bridge, reviews overall preparedness for flood management with I&FC officials

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SRINAGAR, July 9: Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha today visited Zero Bridge and reviewed the overall preparedness for flood management.

Interacting with officials of Irrigation & Flood Control Department, the Lt Governor directed for continuous monitoring of water levels and dissemination of early warning to all agencies in real time.

Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control briefed the Lt Governor that appropriate measures has been taken by all concerned stakeholders to respond to emergent situation.

The I&FC Department has installed five automatic water Level Recorders installed on River Jhelum and nine on its tributaries to monitor the water levels on real time basis. The water levels are analysed and disseminated to all stakeholders.

The Lt Governor was apprised that as of now flood situation has been averted, water level at Sangam has receded and situation is under control.

The Lt Governor also enquired about the progress of PMDP-Phase (II) works and instructed the Department to expedite the flood management works especially on Flood Spill Channel so that life and property of public can be safeguarded.

The Lt Governor was accompanied by Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other senior officers.

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