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The Dhussi dam in Jalandhar’s Shahkot has breached at two places.
Tuesday started with respite from rain in Punjab. The Meteorological Department has not issued any kind of alert today, but there may be rain in some parts of East Malwa. That too will remain normal. In Amritsar, 210 farmers stranded across Ravi in Ramdas village Ghonewal were rescued late night with the help of Army, 90 people will be evacuated today.
The Dhussi dam breached at two places in Shahkot. Water came in the villages around Shahkot at night. After which NDRF conducted a rescue operation there.
The Patiala district administration remained alert in the flood-affected areas throughout the night.
At the same time, only 20 feet capacity is left in Bhakra Dam. If the water level continues to rise, it will become more worrying for Punjab. After this, flood situation will prevail in Majha and Doaba as well. Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains informed that Bhakra Dam is at present at 1621 feet. The water level has risen by about 20 feet in the last two days. The level of the gate is 1645 feet. Now there is capacity to store 20 feet more water.
If water is released into it, there could be a threat to life and property in the Sutlej belt of Ludhiana and other districts including Anandpur Sahib and Ropar. At the same time, the district administration remained on alert in Patiala late night. DC himself hit the streets and provided help in the flood affected areas. Late night, all the gates at Harike Head in Tarn Taran have been opened. After which water has come in around 30 villages. The district administration says that the situation is under control now.
Chandigarh: Water gushed inside the mess at Patiala University.
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The rescue operation to evacuate the farmers from across the Ravi river ended late at night. Minister Kuldeep Dhariwal interacting with the rescued farmers.
Chitkara University’s mess filled with water
Even after the rains stopped in Punjab, the water level of all the three rivers Sutlej, Ravi and Beas is increasing due to the water coming from Himachal. The rising water level in the Sutlej caused extensive damage to East Malwa, Chandigarh, Kharar, Mohali, Patiala and Nawanshahr, Shahkot and Phillaur in Doaba. The water level in Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers continues to rise.
Water entered the mess of Chitkara University located on Chandigarh-Patiala road. The water level in Beas and Ravi has also started rising gradually. Some fields on the banks of the Ravi in Gurdaspur were inundated. 300 farmers were trapped across Ravi in Ramdas, out of which 210 farmers were rescued late night, 90 farmers will be taken out today. DC Amritsar has asked to be vigilant on the banks of Beas.
Mohali airport road submerged in rain water.
CM gave 33.5 crores to flood affected areas
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has released Rs 33.50 crore to deal with the flood situation. In this, Rs 1.50 crore has been announced for Amritsar and Fazilka, Rs 1 lakh each for Bathinda, Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Faridkot.
It has been decided to give Rs 1.50 crore to Gurdaspur, Rs 2 crore each to Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana, Rs 1.50 crore to Moga, Rs 1 crore each to Mansa, Malerkotla and Pathankot and Rs 2.50 crore to Rupnagar. 2 crore to Muktsar, Rs. 1.50 crore to Sangrur and Rs. 2 crore to Tarn Taran.
SGPC came forward for help
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has come forward to help. SGPC has announced to deliver langar and essential items to the flood-affected areas from the Gurudwaras associated with it. On the other hand, the Jathedar of Shri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Raghbir Singh has also appealed to everyone to come forward and help while giving a message to the community.