Do not move near River Chenab in Kishtwar: NHPC advises public

The Management of Dulhasti Power Station of NHPC on Wednesday has cautioned general public of Kishtwar and Doda districts not to move near River Chenab on July 16.

According to the official spokesperson, people particularly residing in Dul, Benzwar, Cherhar, Bhanderkoot, Hasti, Kandni, Thathri, Prem nagar and Pul Doda have been asked not to move near Chenab from 0000 hours to 1800 hours as the gates of Dulhasti Power Station Dam shall be opened for periodical silt reservoir flushing as per the communication received from General Engineer (Elect) NHPC Limited Kishtwar.

They said that during this period, the water level may rise from two to three meters temporarily, therefore the public residing near River Chenab downstream areas is being warned to refrain from moving themselves, their cattle, pets, vehicles near the bank of river Chenab to avoid any mishap.

General public has been requested to cooperate for the safety of their own lives. Anybody violating the advisory should be doing so at his own risk and NHPC or Management of Dulhasti Power station should not be responsible for the consequences thereof, he added.