Sindh CM inspects collapsed, damaged gates of Sukkur barrage

Our Correspondent
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024

SUKKUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday visited the Sukkur Barrage, where he examined its collapsed and damaged gates.

Provincial Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro and Irrigation Secretary Zarif Khero briefed the CM on the ongoing repair work of the collapsed and damaged gates of the barrage.

The irrigation minister told the chief minister that the barrage’s gate no 44, which had been damaged, has been restored, while the installation work of the collapsed gate no 47 was in progress.

Meanwhile, the chief minister directed him to expedite the installation work of gate no 47 so that water supply to the canals could be restored as it was causing problems for the growers in irrigating their crops like cotton and rice.

The chief minister also directed the minister to investigate whose negligence caused the incident and take strict action against those responsible. He said that the Sukkur Barrage is the backbone of the country’s irrigation system and makes it the largest irrigation system in Asia.