The Indian Army today started a mammoth exercise to plug the biggest breach on Satluj at village Jania, which was around 500 feet wide,in Shahkot Sub Division.
The unit of 267 Engineers Regiment led by Colonel Bharat Bhalla started the exercise in the presence of Lok Sabha MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh, MLA Mr Hardev Singh Laddi and Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma.
The Jawans of Indian Army along with the volunteers of Baba Balbeer Singh Seechewal and Water Resources department started the exercise to plug in the breach which has resulted in flood in several surrounding villages. For ensuring the smooth and hassle free operation the district administration has pumped in lot of resources.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner said that in consonance with the firm commitment of the state government led by Chief Minister Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to bail out the residents of marooned villages the district administration had called in the Army to plug in this breach.
He said that required logistics for plugging in the breach like sand bags, boulders and others were being pumped to ensure that the work was completed without any delay. Mr Sharma said that necessary directions have been passed to the authorities expediting the work on this ambitious project.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that the Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr Kulwant Singh was the overall incharge of this ambitious campaign to plug in the drive. He said that the work of plugging in the other breaches at village Gatta Mandi Kassu, Mandiala and others would also be completed very soon. Mr
Sharma said that the district administration would leave no stone unturned to extend a helping hand to people in this hour of crisis.
On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr Kulwant Singh, Chief Engineer Drainage Mr Sanjiv Gupta bad others were also present.