Incessant rain: Punjab issues red alert, asks dist admns to be vigilant

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As incessant rain continues, the Punjab government on Monday issued a red alert in the state, asking all district authorities to remain on constant vigil.

Disaster Control Rooms are being activated. All officials have been asked to remain on standby. The Army has also been requested to be on standby.

The districts have been told to arrange equipment to drain out flood waters. The districts in the catchment areas of three rivers have been asked to arrange enough boats to rescue the affected people.

CM Capt Amarinder Singh will review the arrangements at a meeting with senior officials on Monday.

The state government has cancelled the leave of all irrigation and drainage staff.

According to the information from the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), the water level in the Pong Dam is increasing.