MP: Wardha dam develops cracks, alert sounded

Following heavy rainfall in Sheopur district since the last two days, the Parvati River in Vijaypur started overflowing and Wardha stop dam developed cracks on Saturday.
By HT Correspondent | HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2016 10:06 PM IST

Following heavy rainfall in Sheopur district since the last two days, the Parvati River in Vijaypur started overflowing and Wardha stop dam developed cracks on Saturday.

Alert in the villages’ downstream, people evacuated

The district administration has sounded an alert in the villages’ downstream and evacuated people.

Sub-divisional magistrate of Sheopur (Vijaypur) NR Gaur said following cracks on the walls of Wardha dam, water was flushed out after breaking a part of the waste weir wall.

He said an alert was sounded in nearby villages especially Benipura which has a population of about 2,500 people.

“No loss of human life or livestock has been reported from any area here till now,” he said.

Sources said Wardha dam supplies water to four villages including Benipura, Aaropa, Chhapar and Maidawali and water supply could be affected in the area for some time due to the damage.

“The situation started to normalise in the area after rains stopped on Sunday,” Gaur said adding that villagers had been asked to stay away from the downstream area.

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