Rs 2 cr for rescue ops

Chandigarh, August 21

The Irrigation Department has given more financial power to executive engineers in order to carry out emergency repair work of the Sutlej embankments.

Irrigation Principal Secretary Saravjit Singh has directed officials concerned to start work immediately on the banks of the Sutlej in Ludhiana and Jalandhar districts.

Taking note of the emergency, the superintending engineers have been authorised to make purchases and engage labour up to Rs2 crore in order to deal with the situation in their area of responsibility.

The field staff has been asked to immediately start work on the Sutlej’s right bank, from Ludhiana-Jalandhar Highway to Moga-Shahkot road. In Ferozepur, officials have been asked to start work from Moga-Shahkot road to Harike Headworks. In Ludhiana, they have been asked to work on the left bank of the Sutlej. — TNS


Additional powers

Irrigation Department executive engineers are authorised to make purchases, engage labour up to the limit of sanctioned amount to deal with the situation in their area of responsibility.

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