Fear of flood looms big over colonies on Tangri riverbed

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Residents of colonies positioned at the Tangri riverbed in Ambala Cantonment are living under regular fear of floods.

Tangri is a seasonal river and it swells when there may be heavy rainfall inside the Shivalik area. Residents are worried that if there’s a flood, it would harm their homes.
Sudama, a resident of New Ajeet Nagar, said, “I had been residing here for two decades. The homes and land were offered to us on inexpensive quotes through property dealers. For a previous couple of years, on every occasion there is heavy rainfall inside the Shivalik region, the water enters our houses and damages furnishings and other property.”

“As the river water has been getting into our homes for decades, the inspiration of a large number of homes has weakened and the walls have developed cracks. Last yr, a boundary wall of my residence had collapsed and rooms had submerged,” he said.

Deepak Kumar, a shopkeeper, stated, “We had been paying taxes and other bills just like some other resident. We attraction to the authorities to find a few everlasting answers as the majority of human beings living here are poor and may bear repeated loses. The authorities have to do some thing for us.”

Sunita Devi, who works as a domestic assist, said, “Whenever the Tangri swells, we’re left with no meals and water. Though the administration asks us to shift to more secure locations, it isn’t smooth to leave our house.”

More than 1,800 households had been dwelling on the riverbed.

A professional said, “The land belongs to people but as per the regulations, no one can do any creation at the riverbed. Due to unlawful colonies mushrooming at the riverbed, the water frame has shrunk.”

Praveen Gupta, government engineer, Irrigation, said, “The creek has been widened in addition this 12 months, the boundaries were eliminated and the desilting work has additionally been executed to make certain the clean flow of water. We are watching for that the river might be capable of carrying about thirteen,000 cusecs of water smoothly.”

Subhash Sihag, SDM, Ambala Cantt, stated, “Teams were shaped and we will get statistics five to 6 hours earlier than water reaches here. Dharamshala was diagnosed wherein human beings could be shifted in case of emergency.

It has been three days because the incessant rain had stopped after pouring closely for nearly per week, however, there has been no respite to citizens as numerous pockets inside the metropolis are nonetheless in deep waters. Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) and Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) residential regions, workplace complexes, a relaxation house, and a 220-VK energy grid sub-station are nonetheless submerged. Since Tuesday, booster pumps and JCB machines were draining out rainwater but the venture appears great. The scenario in villages and low-mendacity areas on both sides of the Chandigarh-Ambala motorway and Baldev Nagar continue to be grim. The carrier street leading to Baldev Nagar remained out of bounds for the 1/3 day consecutively as rainwater tired out from the flooded regions was discharged on it. The district administration, in the meantime, claimed that standard, state of affairs turned into below control. TNS

Appeal to govt

We were paying taxes similar to every other resident. We appeal to the country government to locate a few a permanent answer as most of the people of human beings dwelling near the Tangri river are terrible and may undergo repeated loses. — Deepak Kumar, shopkeeper

‘We’re on the task’

Teams had been fashioned and we will get data about five to 6 hours earlier than Tangri river overflows. Dharamshala had been recognized in which human beings could be shifted in case of emergency. — Subhash Sihag, SDM, Ambala Cantt

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