Bijnor: Torrential rains in the mountains as well as in the plains have raised the water level of the River Ganga. The Bijnor police administration has been alerted. Police are in the process of sending labourers and farmers working along the Ganga to safer places. Three lakh cusecs of water has been released from Haridwar in view of rising water level of Ganga.
The water level of Ganga is expected to rise. Dozens of villages along the Ganga are at risk of floods. More than a dozen villages in mandawar area adjoining Bijnor are situated on the banks of the Ganga. The population of villages is more than 50,000. The Ganga is in its spate due to incessant rain on the mountains. Three lakh cusecs of water was released into the Ganga from Uttarakhand Haridwar, which is threatening to flood six villages of Bijnor, Rajarampur, Mirapur, Kundanpur Tip, Deolgarh, Raghunathpur, Koharpur.
The Bijnor police administration has been fully alerted in view of the flood threat. Around 2 pm last night, police received information that five labourers who planted cucumber, melon, watermelon on the banks of the Ganga were trapped in the Ganga. Police called a swimming PSC from Moradabad and conducted a four-hour rescue operation through a boat and evacuated everyone safely. Police are constantly alerting people living on the banks of the Ganga to reach safer places with their animals. There is a possibility of flood threat due to rising water level of Ganga.