August 18, 2022
People have been asked to move to safer places as the water level of Ravi river rises in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

Last Update: 31 July 2022, 23:35 IST

The district administration evacuated people and their livestock from the areas near the Ravi river. (File Image: News18)

Officials said that Additional Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur Nidhi Kumud Bamba visited Makora Patan and nearby villages to take stock of the situation.

The Gurdaspur administration in Punjab on Sunday asked people living in low-lying areas along the Ravi river to move to safer places as the water level rose following incessant rains. Officials said that Additional Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur Nidhi Kumud Bamba visited Makora Patan and nearby villages to take stock of the situation.

The district administration evacuated people and their livestock from the areas near the Ravi river. Bamba said that the district administration has made adequate arrangements to deal with the situation and asked people living near the river to remain alert.

He also appealed to them not to go to the river bank. A relief center has been set up in the government school for the stay of the villagers living near Makora Patan.

Various teams have been formed to deal with the flood-like situation. Adequate arrangements have been made for medicine, food, fodder, boat and life jackets, officials said. Concerned officials have also been asked to monitor the situation round the clock.

The administration has set up flood control rooms in Gurdaspur, Batala, Dera Baba Nanak and Dinanagar. It rained in many parts of Punjab on Sunday.

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