Sukkur Barrage to close for cleaning, renovation from tonight

SUKKUR: (HRNW) Sukkur Barrage, Pakistan’s largest irrigation system, will be closed from midnight today for renovation and cleaning, ARY News reported on Sunday.

According to a statement, the Control Room of Sukkur Barrage has announced that all seven off-taking canals of the barrage will remain closed from January 06 to 20 for 15 days.

The gates and spillways of the barrage will be opened from the midnight at 12:00, the barrage administration said.

The canals will be closed and gates of the barrage will be opened for annual cleaning and renovation of the structure, the control room said.

The decrease in the river water will create water shortage in Sukkur, the major city in upper Sindh on the bank of Indus river.

Concerned civic agencies have been informed about annual closure of the water from canals, the statement of the barrage authority said. The city authorities have been advised to arrange alternate drinking water supply for Sukkur.

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