Chandigarh, Sept.16- Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bupinder Singh Hooda today visited flood affected areas of Panipat district to see for himself the damage caused by floods as a number of villages were affected by the recent floods in river Yamuna near Sanuli.
Mr Hooda also visited the site of breach near the villages of Pathargarh and Tamashabad. A few days ago due to heavy rains and flow of more than six lakh cusecs of water from Hathini Kund barrage, a big breach had occured on bank of Yamuna near Pathargarh and Tamashabad villages. Mr. Hooda said that permanent arrangement would be made at the breach site to prevent reoccurance. He said that Irrigation Department has been given the direction to prepare its design and make a pucca bandh here, with provision of gates for the drainage of flood water. Mr. Hooda assured the villagers that after the survey of the damage to the crops, adequate compensation will be given.
Mr. Hooda also went to see another site, about 3-4 kms. away from the breach, where water was standing in the fields. He directed the officers to have constant vigil. Mr. Hooda was informed that water had not reached the villages. There was no loss of life and property.
While returning from the breach site, he met the people of the Tamashabad standing on the road and at Navada village he also interacted with small children and advised them not to go in deep water.
Earlier the Helicopter of Mr. Hooda landed at new Grain Market of Bapoli, where a large number of people of Samalkha constituency were present to greet him. Mr. Hooda said that he had come to be with them in this crucial juncture. He assured of all possible help from the State Government.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Member Parliament Dr. Arvind Sharma, Transport Minister Mr. O.P. Jain, Samalkha M.L.A. Mr Dharam Singh Chhokar, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Prof. Virender Singh, Rohtak Division Commissioner Mr Rajiv Sharma and other senior officers of the district administration.
Others present on the occasion included former Minister Mrs Prasanni Devi, former M.L.A. Raj Rani Poonam and other local leaders including Jagdev Malik, Deep Chand Phulia, Kanwar Singh Chhokar, Nain Pal Rana and Dr. Karan Singh Kadiyan.