*Rise In Jhelum Level: Authorities Asks People To Be ‘Alert Not Panic’
Srinagar, Aug 28: Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Jal Shakti department on Friday urged to remain alert but not panic amid increase in water level in River Jhelum and its tributaries.
“It is for the information of the General Public that due to continuous rains over the last two days the water level in River Jhelum and its tributaries has increased,” the Chief engineer Iftikar Ahmad Kakroo said.
“At Sangam the level is now reducing and at present is 15.95 ft. against the danger level of 21 ft. The gauge level at Ram Munshibagh is presently 15.77 ft. against the danger level of 18 ft,” he said, adding, “The level of Ram Munshibagh, Srinagar is likely to increase as peak discharge from South Kashmir will reach Srinagar and move further towards north.”
The Chief engineer said that the weather forecast is favourable and the levels are expected to reduce, he said as per a communication, a copy of which lies with GNS. “People are requested not ft panic but remain alert and vigilant,” he said, adding, “In case of any emergency they are requested to contact Irrigation and Flood Control Department and District Administration of respective Districts.”