Six more gates of Hirakud to be Opened Today


hirakud-dam-flood-waterSambalpur: As the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi River are being affected by continuous heavy rains, authorities at the Hirakud Dam will be opening six more gates of the dam in a phased manner today, in order to cope with the situation.

In the last two days, there have been heavy rains in Chhattisgarh, which has led to a rise in water level in the reservoir. As a result, officials will have to open more gates. Already, two gates of the dam have been opened yesterday to release 13370 cusec of overflowing water.