Sukkur Barrage shut for repairs

Sukkur Barrage shut for repairs

APP June 22, 2024
Originally known as Lloyd Barrage, it was considered an engineering marvel when completed in 1932, capable of discharging 1.4 million cubic metres of water per second. PHOTO: AFP


The Sindh Irrigation Department on Friday suspended supply of water from Sukkur Barrage to all the off taking canals as emergency repair work has been started to restore two damaged gates of the barrage.

"Damages have been detected in gates 44 and 47 of Sukkur Barrage. To combat the emergent situation necessary repair works of both gates are being started on Emergency Basis by utilizing all available resources with the Department," said a news statement.

Consequently the supply to Nara, Rohri, Khairpur East, Khairpur West, Northern Dadu, Rice and NW Canal has been suspended.



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