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Lake created out of Parvati river poses threat in Kullu

punjab Updated: Aug 07, 2015 20:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Forming of an artificial lake in Sainj valley here has raised concern for the inhabitants residing in the nearby areas. The level of the water in the lake, which has been formed after several landslides blocked the flow of water under the Denga bridge over the Parvati river, is now reaching the bridge that connects remote areas of the valley.

The locals, who witnessed the lake on Thursday, have informed the administration and urged them to release the water smoothly as it would become a threat for the entire valley if the water level kept rising.

Sensing danger, a team of revenue, forest and police department officials visited the site to assess the situation.

When contacted, Banjar tesildar Raman Garsangi said a team of officials had been sent to review the situation, while people had been alerted to refrain from visiting areas along the river.

Meanwhile, the rising level of water in the lake has submerged roads leading to Shakti and Maror villages. The residents of the villages have now demanded the district administration to provide them an alternative path for crossing the region.