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CM Biren instructs for continuous monitoring of flood-like situations

Normal Full Reservoir Level (FRL) being maintained in the upstream of Imphal River and normal water levels are observed in the Loktak Lake.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 14 May 2022, 6:42 pm

Imphal River (PHOTO: IFP)
Imphal River (PHOTO: IFP)

 

The Manipur Water Resources department informed that in view of the incessant rain in the catchment area of Ethai Barrage and consecutive flood-like situation, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has given instruction for continuous monitoring of the flood-like situation and accordingly, appropriate measures has been taken up at the site of barrage by the department.

CMD, NHPC and group general manager, Loktak Power Station have discussed the matter. As per the statement at present, Barrage and Power House are under normal operation.

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Normal Full Reservoir Level (FRL) being maintained in the upstream of Imphal River and normal water levels are observed in the Loktak Lake.

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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 the control room in connection with flood situations and the Control Room is kept on full alert to deal with any flood like situation. Anyone can contact for any Emergency matter regarding flooding on the given Numbers -0385-2451550 or 2450195.

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NPHC officers and engineers of the Water Resources department are continuously monitoring the situation in tandem, the department added.

Meanwhile, Directorate of Transport, Manipur on Wednesday issued an order prohibiting loaded vehicles which exceed the maximum gross vehicle weight of 24 MT, from crossing the distressed bridge at Motbung along NH-02 connecting Imphal to Kohima road.

The order issued by director of Transport, Manipur Nivedita Lairenlakpam stated that in view of the weak condition of the distressed bridge at Motbung on the NH-02 (old NH-39) connecting Imphal and Kohima, the restriction of loaded vehicles which exceed the maximum gross vehicle weight of 24 MT, had been imposed.

The restriction had been imposed vide convey of the Administrative Department of Transport, government of Manipur in the interest of public safety and uninterrupted traffic along the NH-39, it added.

 

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First published:14 May 2022, 1:27 am

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floodsmanipur weatherImphal Riverincessant rainEthai Barrage

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