Situation improves in Pune after flood alert

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2016 09:43 IST

A day after the flood alert, the situation in Pune improved on Thursday with the irrigation department bringing down the water discharge from the Khadakwasla dam into the Mutha river in the city drastically.

The discharge was reduced to 4000 cusec as against 39,000 cusec last night. Cusec is a measure of flow of water and refers to cubic feet water per second.

The traffic situation in parts of the city is expected to normalise as police and civic authorities will open roads for vehicular movement. Bhide bridge, which is submersible, will be open in the next few hours for the traffic, civic officials said.

Aftet incessant rains for four days, no rain was reported in the catchment area of Khadakwasla chain of dams on Wednesday night, reducing the water in the dam, which was overflowing

Around 100 families were shifted to safer places on Wednesday night. No major untoward incident has been reported so far.

The water discharge from Khadakwasla dam was 6,000 cusec on Wednesday morning, which was gradually increased up to 39,000 cusec by night. Khadakwasla dam was filled up to its capacity on Wednesday, forcing officials to release the water on Wednesday.

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