Breaches in two distributories create panic in several Phagwara villages

December 05, 2017 05:25 AM

Punjab News Express/Sameer Kaura
PHAGWARA: Panic gripped in several villages  following the breaches in the distributaries near Village Palahai and Village Mannawala today.

Around 5 to 10-feet breaches were reported at both places. Sub Divisional Magistrate Phagwara Jyoti Bala, Tehsildar Inderbir singh and even District Congress Committee President Joginder Singh Maan rushed to the sites.

 SDM Jyoti took serious notice for the breaches and sought explanation from SDO Canal Surinder Kumar for Palahai Distributary breaches and SDO Canal Sahil Sondhi for Mannawala breaches. Entire Machinery  was seen put in operation to plug the breaches with Sand Bags and JCB Machine etc. Heaps of plastic bags were seen near breaches. SDM however made hard efforts and instructed concerned officials of Nawanshahar District  to immediately close the main Gate-walls about fifty kilometre from Phagwara to plug the breaches smoothly.

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