Phillaur (Jalandhar), April 12, 2019: The Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today visited the flood-prone areas falling in the Sub Division Phillaur and reviewed the arrangements being made by the district administration to strengthen the vulnerable point in the areas along with river Satluj.
The Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Himanshu Jain and Sub Divisional Magistrate Rajesh Sharma, visited the village Miowal falling in the Sub Division. Interacting with the officers Sharma underscored the need to put in place a viable mechanism for completing all the flood control arrangements before the advent of the rainy season. He said that the district administration must remain vigil so as to avoid any sort of untoward incident due to rain during the monsoon season. Sharma also directed the officials to strengthen flood prone sensitive places to minimize damage in the possibility of excess rain.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration would make adequate arrangements to meet any sort of situation in wake of the rainy season. He asked the officers to ensure that any work required for strengthening the vulnerable points along with the river was completed at the earliest. Sharma also had detailed interaction with the officers of the Irrigation and Drainage department regarding their proposals for these works.
The Deputy Commissioner asked these officers to ensure these works were completed in a time bound manner. He said that no stone should be left unturned to evolve a foolproof mechanism for fortifying the weak points along with river Satluj so that people do not face any sort of inconvenience during the upcoming rainy season. Sharma said that the district administration was duty-bound to ensure that people do not face any sort of problem during the rainy season.