‘Appropriate measures taken up at Ithai barrage site’ 

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Imphal: In view of the incessant rain in the catchment area of Ethai Barrage and consecutive flood like situation in Manipur water resources department has taken up appropriate measures has been taken up at the site of the barrage.

The measure was being taken up following chief minister N.Biren Singh’s instruction for continuous monitoring of the flood like situation in the state.

CMD, NHPC and Group General Manager, Loktak Power Station have discussed the matter. As per the statement at present, the barrage and power house are under normal operation. Normal Full Reservoir Level were being maintained in the upstream of Imphal river and normal water levels are observed in the Loktak lake, the water resources department informed.

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According to the statement of the department, as of now, barrage gates are being operated as per the standard operating protocol.

Against the normal discharge of about 90 cubic meter per second(cumec), flood discharge at about 235 cumec is passing safely downstream and central gate is already kept open with a gate opening of 1.5 meter.

The department has also opened control room in connection with flood situation and the control room is kept in full alert to deal with any flood like situation. Anyone can contact for any emergency matter regarding  to flood on the given Numbers -0385-2451550 or 2450195.

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NPHC officers and engineers of the department are continuosly monitoring the situation in tandem, the department said.

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