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Uttarakhand : Ganga reached beyond the danger mark

Irrigation department officials on alert

Haridwar : Due to incessant rains in hilly areas, the water level of Ganga in Haridwar has reached above the danger mark. The water level of Ganga was recorded at 294.35 on Saturday. The water level of Ganga has increased after incessant rains in the hilly districts. Top officials of the UP Irrigation Department are keeping an eye on the water level of Ganga at Bhimgoda barrage. Haridwar district administration is also on alert mode after the increased water level of Ganga. All flood posts have been asked to remain alert. Vinod Kumar Mishra, Superintending Engineer, UP Irrigation Department said that since Friday night, the officials of Irrigation Department are keeping an eye on the water of Ganga. He said that this time the highest increase in Ganga water has been seen after 2013. In 2013, five lakh twenty thousand cusecs of water came. After this, an increase of three lakh 75 thousand water has been seen in the Ganges in 2021. An alert has been sounded till Kanpur after the water level rises. All canal gates have been closed due to silt and all barrage gates have been opened. In view of the threat of flood, the team of NDRF and Irrigation Department is on alert. On Saturday, due to rain throughout the day, normal life was disturbed in Dharmanagari. Due to the rain that continued throughout the day, waterlogging also occurred at many places. People going to BHEL, Sidkul had to face trouble due to rain water filling under the rail culvert near Bhagat Singh Chowk. People had to face problems due to the silt that came flowing along with the rain water in the old vegetable market, Vishnu Ghat, Moti Bazar etc. Waterlogging also occurred in Katra Bazar, Gurdwara Road, Railway Gate, Chowk Bazar, Jatwara Bridge area of ​​Jwalapur. Apart from this, there was heavy waterlogging in many areas of Kankhal, Bairagi Camp etc.