Sand Canal Project In Ganga River In Drowned In Flood Varanasi Administration Claims No Loss

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Varanasi Published by: Utpal Kant Updated Fri, 20 Aug 2021 05:18 PM IST

Saar Varanasi District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that there was no damage. He told that there was a project of about 11 crores which was being done by UPPCL. The project has not been fully paid as the project was not transferred to the department.

Canal built across the Ganges – Photo : Amar Ujala

In Varanasi, a canal built at a cost of lakhs of rupees across the Ganges got submerged in flood waters. Local people are talking about the failure of this project, so the district administration claims that no damage has been done. In this matter, Varanasi District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that no damage has been done. He told that there was a project of about 11 crores for dredging river Ganga in Varanasi which was being done by UPPCL. The project has not been fully paid as the project was not transferred to the department.The DM said that many projects have been submerged in Varanasi, including the projects of other Ghats including Varuna Corridor and Dryport of Ramnagar. He said that the government has already got Rs 3 crore by auctioning the sand extracted from the canal through dredging. The project is currently under the contractor’s liability. As soon as the water of the Ganges recedes, the sand from the canal will be brought back into shape and payment and transfer will take place only after the project is completed. Now further work will be done at the end of September.

The District Magistrate claimed that there is no possibility of any damage in this as it is currently in the hands of the contractor. Further said that some modification is being thought of so that the soil does not enter the canal. The project will be started again when the water becomes less. The design of the project will be amended so that the canal is filled with at least sand or soil in the canal.
Let us tell you that in the middle of the vast sand plain across the Ganges, about 5.3 km long and 45 meters wide canal was built at a cost of about 1195 lakhs. The Ganga bypass project from Ramnagar to Rajghat began in March this year and was almost completed before the onset of the floods.The district administration had expressed the motive behind its construction that due to its construction, the water pressure on the pucca ghats of the Ganges would be reduced and the erosion of the pucca ghats would also stop. Along with this, tourism will get a boost here. Tourists will get an island-like experience between the main stream of the Ganges and the canal. River experts had raised questions on the canal project.

Explanation: A canal built at a cost of lakhs of rupees in the Ganga Across the Ganges in Varanasi got submerged in the flood waters. Local people are talking about the failure of this project, so the district administration claims that no damage has been done. In this matter, Varanasi District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that no damage has been done. He told that there was a project of about 11 crores for dredging river Ganga in Varanasi which was being done by UPPCL. The project has not been fully paid as the project was not transferred to the department.

The DM said that many projects have been submerged in Varanasi, including the projects of other Ghats including Varuna Corridor and Dryport of Ramnagar. He said that the government has already got Rs 3 crore by auctioning the sand extracted from the canal through dredging. The project is currently under the contractor’s liability. As soon as the water of the Ganges recedes, the sand from the canal will be brought back into shape and payment and transfer will take place only after the project is completed. Now further work will be done at the end of September.

The District Magistrate claimed that there is no possibility of any damage in this as it is currently in the hands of the contractor. Further said that some modification is being thought of so that the soil does not enter the canal. The project will be started again when the water becomes less. The design of the project will be amended so that the canal is filled with at least sand or soil in the canal.

Let us tell you that in the middle of the vast sand plain across the Ganges, about 5.3 km long and 45 meters wide canal was built at a cost of about 1195 lakhs. The Ganga bypass project from Ramnagar to Rajghat began in March this year and was almost completed before the onset of the floods.The district administration had expressed the motive behind its construction that due to its construction, the water pressure on the pucca ghats of the Ganges would be reduced and the erosion of the pucca ghats would also stop. Along with this, tourism will get a boost here. Tourists will get an island-like experience between the main stream of the Ganges and the canal. River experts had raised questions on the canal project.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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