Gilgit, February 10: A blockade created on spillway of the dammed Hunza River is being opened on the 15th day of February, according to a notification issued by the office of deputy commissioner. The spillway had been blocked intentionally three weeks back to facilitate the workers of FWO who are trying to deepen it. According to the notification as much as 40,ooo Cubic feet per second (One Cusec equals 28.317 litres per second).
The deputy commissioner has informed the relevant departments and organization to prepare for facing any challenges that might emerge due to sudden release of a huge volume of water. People have been asked to stay away from river banks as a precautionary measure.
The notification issued by the deputy commissioner’s office is based on a letter sent by the FWO to Chief Secretary and other government officials in which they have been asked to inform the communities and prepare them for facing any eventuality.