Water Recedes In Rivers, Jamshedpur Administration On Alert

Jamshedpur 14th Sept 2021: Monday brought a sigh of relief for the people living in the low-lying areas of the city as the sky remained clear in most parts of the city. 

However, experts feel that the rain god may play poorly due to depression.

The Swarnarekha and Kharkhai rivers were flowing above their danger mark in the steel city on Sunday due to incessant rains since Wednesday. The water level of both the rivers has also been raised.

Kharkhai was flowing 2.75 meters below the danger mark on Monday, while Swarnarekha was flowing 3.86 meters below the danger mark, official sources said.

Bagbera New Colony, Nirmal Nagar, Shastri Nagar, and Jugsalai are heavily affected by the rains. 

“Water level in both the rivers is receding, but we need to be on constant alert as the city has been receiving heavy rains without any interruption for the past few days,” said a senior official of the district flood control cell.

Meanwhile, a local social worker said that the administration should ensure proper pre-planning to deal with such a situation during monsoon.

He said incidents of flash floods come to the fore every year in the city. Steps should be taken to fill water pots in many mango areas like Azad Nagar, Zakirangar, and Old Purulia Road.

He further said that a delegation of the party would soon meet the Deputy Commissioner to file a complaint.

“Situation is still a nightmare for us. It is high time for the administration to take preventive measures before untoward incidents take place,” he said. 

He said that the government should take the initiative to prepare an action plan to deal with the situation.

The administration had appealed to other people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places because of the rising water level of both rivers.

The water level of the Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers, which rose alarmingly on Sunday due to the release of water from dams in Chandil and neighboring Odisha, was receding sharply yesterday as the rains had stopped.

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