Malshahibagh Canal Breach; Former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, along with SE Flood & Irrigation, DDC Vice Chairman and other officers takes stock of restoration work. EHSAAN YOUSF

Ganderbal: Fomer MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar along with SE Flood & irrigation Kashmir, today visited breach spot on the Sindh Extension Canal at Malshahibagh, Ganderbal and took stock of ongoing restoration work. He was accompanied by DDC Vice Chairman Bilal Ahmad, DDC Ganderbal 'C' Molvi Mohd Yousuf, Exen Flood & Irrigation Ganderbal and other concerned. Mr Jabbar briefed SE I&FC and informed him that the breach which resulted from sloughing in December last year and affected the 6.8 MGD Alasteng WTP, which supplies water to several areas in the north of Srinagar and several parts of Ganderbal district besides several hectares of agricultural land is also dependent on the canal for irrigation. Jabbar told ABD NEWS that the department should form a comprehensive plan so that the work on the breached spot is completed at the earliest, in view Kharif irrigation season. While reviewing the progress of work on the breached spot, the SE directed the concerned authorities to expedite work on breached spot by way of engaging more men and machinery and exhorted for charging the canal within the shortest possible time.

2021-02-17 03:12:56 Ajaz Naik

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