Our teams are prepared to handle any crisis: Engineer in Charge, I&FC
Nadia Farooq

Encourages calm, orders flood-zone committees to be vigilant and watchful.

Srinagar, Jul 08: Water levels in the Jhelum and its tributaries have risen due to recent heavy rains, but the administration has assured the public there is no need for alarm.

Our groups are prepared to deal with any crisis that may arise. Chief Engineer of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department Naresh Kumar informed the Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the weather was expected to improve in the afternoon, despite the rising water levels in the Jhelum and other water bodies.


There is no need to worry, he assured them, since he is keeping a close eye on everything.

A circular was previously issued by the department, instructing all flood zone committees to be on high alert.

“in view of forecast of heavy rains predicted by the Meteorological Department from 08-07-2023 to 09-07-2023 all the Flood Zonal Committees are directed to remain alert in their respective jurisdictions and monitor the situation closely,” the circular said.

The committees would also have flood-fighting equipment ready for fast deployment in the case of a flood or other similar emergency, it said.

Additionally, the Jhelum river and other water bodies have seen a rise in water level.

The water level was below the warning level at all locations until 11 a.m.—(KNO)



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