The district administration is gearing up to deal with a possible flood-like situation in the monsson season.
The recent heavy rain in the region has given anxious moments to residents of flood-prone areas of Ferozepur and Fazilka districts.
Floods had badly hit Ferozepur thrice in the past six years. In 2011, more than 30,000 residents of over four dozen villages of Ferozepur and Fazilka districts had got affected due to floods.
Meanwhile, in an effort to ensure all arrangements to deal with any eventuality in case of floods, a special meeting was convened here on Thursday.
While presiding over the meeting, deputy commissioner Manjit Singh Narang, accompanied by local civil and irrigation authorities, had discussions about the various requirements and works accomplished or those in the pipeline to tackle the threat of floods.
Drainage officials had been allocated Rs 3.8 crore to clean the drains besides for other work to avoid floods, said the DC.
To deal with any eventuality, a flood control room at the district level had been set up besides earmarking locations to create rehabilitation centres along with other required preparations, Narang told HT.
Special emphasis was being laid to strengthen sensitive points along the Dhussi Bundh on the Sutlej besides the hypersensitive ones, including Hussainiwala and Mohammadiwala check post.
The worst flood-affected villages of Fazilka in recent years are Muhar-Jamsher, Maujam-Forward, Kanwanwali Pattan, Maujam, Kanwanwali, Mahatam Nagar, Dhandi Kadim, Chak Khiwa, Prabhat Singh Wala and Dona Sikandari.