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Gujarat’s Dharoi dam water release: Lower promenades of Sabarmati riverfront closed till water recedes

40,000 cusecs of water has been received in the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad on Thursday afternoon, after 28,000 cusecs of water was released from Dharoi dam the same morning.

Sabarmati river turns green on the riverfront’s eastern side near Nehru bridge due to reduced water flow. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

The Sabarmati riverfront’s lower promenades on the east and west banks were closed to the public from 8 pm on Wednesday, as part of a precautionary measure against flooding when water will be released into the Sabarmati river from the Dharoi dam in Mehsana district, Gujarat.

Executive director of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation I K Patel told The Indian Express, “The officials at the Dharoi dam have informed us that 28,000 cusecs of water was released into Sabarmati river this (Thursday) morning. Yesterday night, around 65,000 cusecs of water was released from the dam. We have received 40,000 cusecs of water in the Sabarmati in Ahmedabad as of Thursday afternoon. The maximum release of water was done Wednesday night. This measure is only precautionary”.

The lower promenade of the riverfront, built on the stretch of the river that passes through Ahmedabad, is a popular spot for joggers, walkers and cyclists.

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First published on: 18-08-2022 at 01:15:21 pm
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