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Updated on: Saturday, January 08, 2022, 11:19 PM IST

Thane: NDRF to evacuate villagers after Palghar dam leakage

Due to heavy leakage in Mahim Kelva Dam in Palghar. The villages downstream are to be in danger.
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After leakage in dam in Palghar. Local administration called NDRF for help to evacute villagers.

Due to heavy leakage in Mahim Kelva Dam in Palghar. The villages downstream are to be in danger. Taking precautionary measures the district administration had requested the team of NDRF to reach the spot. For evacuation of the villagers as per precautionary measures in such a situation.

The NDRF team reached the spot and started the evacuation as per safety norms and measures. "Due to the dam leakage, villages from five villages were to be evacuated before any emergency occurs. The five villages include Zanzorli, Bandate, Dondhalpada, Patharipada and Navinpada. The NDRF team had reached the spot near the dam for any emergency," said an official.

Ashish Kumar, Deputy commandant, NDRF who reached the spot along with his NDRF team said, "We did not receive any information from the local administration. The situation is normal and we are waiting for a call. The administration claimed that they would take a call till 9:30am in the morning. The leak is normal now," added Kumar.

Sources from the Palghar district administration said the leak was reported in a 40-year-old earthen dam with 260 crore litre capacity. Water was been release from the dam over the leakage. .

The NRDF team was call for emergency, as per the situation the villagers can be shifted to an higher spot.

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Published on: Sunday, January 09, 2022, 07:00 AM IST
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