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Water level starts rising after Nepal carries explosion in Mote Kosi to clear way

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Posted: August 3, 2014 11:55 am

With Nepal government having carried three explosions in Mote Kosi river to clear river stream blocked after landslide, water level has started rising in Indian side of river.

Though there no big alarms so far, Bihar water resources department has opened all 56 gates of Birpur barrage in Nepal to ease pressure of Kosi current, especially on eastern embankment of the river that had deen breach in August 2008 causing disastrous floods affecting nine districts.

Supual administration has been busy evacuating people living in villages alongside Kosi and taking them to stay at Golden Quadrilateral crossing the district through Kosi Mahasetu linking Madhubani and Supaual. NDRF teams and disaster management experts have already been deployed at vital locations in Supaul along the river.

All 56 gates have been releasing water from Birpur barrage to downstream. The river that has accumulated too much silt over the years has been flowing to its brim.

The state government has cancelled leave of all government staffers at Supual, Madhepura and Saharsa. Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi will conduct aerial survey of the river Sunday.
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