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Rains continue to lash Punjab and Haryana

chandigarh Updated: Aug 26, 2010 07:58 IST

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Rains on Wednesday continued to lash many places in Punjab and Haryana, with the district administration in Ludhiana seeking Army's help in view of the threat to Dhussi bund owing to rising waters in the river Sutlej.

22 villages have been alerted in view of the threat to Dhussi bundh from the rising waters of the Sutlej river, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari said.

The district administration has also sought the help of army in this regard, he said.

Meanwhile, residents of several villages along the Yamuna river embankments in Haryana's Sonepat district have already been alerted in view of the swollen river.

Yamunanagar, Karnal, Sonepat, Panipat, Faridabad and Palwal in Haryana are already put on alert in view of the swollen levels of the river Yamuna.

Sonepat district has been divided into twenty sectors to keep a vigil on the rising water-level in the river Yamuna, while a control room has also been set up in the office of Deputy Commissioner to give information about rising level of water in the river.

Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Department, Haryana S S Hooda said that it has strengthened the sensitive embankments of Ghaggar river in view of heavy downpour in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

He said that administration was fully alert and more vigilant to prevent any untoward incident. Hooda also said that Irrigation Department officials had been deployed on each side of embankment of Ghaggar river in Sirsa district.

Block Development and Panchayats Officers have been directed to keep an eye on embankments of Ghaggar River, he said, adding previous breaches of Ghaggar have been plugged and strengthened.

Rohtak in Haryana today received 60.4 mm of rains, Gurgaon (15 mm), Karnal (11 mm), Panipat (10 mm), Panchkula (8 mm), Kalka (20 mm) and Karnal (7.4 mm).

In Punjab, Amritsar (11.7 mm), Ludhiana (0.5 mm), Shahpur Kandi (13.6 mm) and Pathankot (12 mm) were also lashed by rains.