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Sub-section of Munak Canal bursts, flooding residential areas in North Delhi | Delhi News

Sub-section of Munak Canal bursts, flooding residential areas in North Delhi | Delhi News

Munak Canal burst in Bawana, North Delhi, caused flooding. It was part of the Western Yamuna Canal and diverted water. Atishi and AAP’s Sau… Read more
NEW DELHI: A sub-branch of the Munak Canal in north Delhi’s Bawana area suffered a breach on Thursday, leading to flooding in nearby areas. The Career Lined Channel (CLC) of the Munak Canal, which is a part of the Western Yamuna Canal, broke, causing water to overflow into surrounding areas.

Commenting on the situation, Delhi Water Minister Atishi confirmed that the Delhi Jal Board is working closely with the Haryana Irrigation Department, which maintains the Munak Canal. She said, “Early today, there was a breach in one of the sub-branches of the Munak Canal. The Delhi Jal Board is working closely with the Haryana Irrigation Department, which maintains the Munak Canal. Water has been diverted to the other sub-branch of the canal. Repair work has already started and will be completed by this afternoon. The breached sub-branch of the canal will be operational from tomorrow.”



While inspecting the damaged site, Delhi Flood Control Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said they had received information about the intrusion during the night. He requested the Chief Engineer of the Flood Department to assist the officials of the Delhi Jal Board present at the spot.

“CLC (career channel) comes to Bawana and brings water from Haryana. We got this information about the embankment breaking during the night. Officials of Delhi Jal Board are there. I have asked the Chief Engineer of Flood Department to go there and if the Flood Department can help the Jal Board in any way, we will do so,” Bharadwaj said.

The diversion of water to another sub-branch and immediate repair work are aimed at restoring normality as soon as possible. Repair work has already started and is expected to be completed in the afternoon. Authorities assure that the canal will be operational the following day.
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