India to reconstruct damaged spurs soon

RAJBIRAJ: India will soon reconstruct flood-ravaged southern spurs of the Saptakoshi embankment. Chief engineer of Darbhanga Ganesh Lal Bashak said the reconstruction of the two spurs would begin soon.

At a meeting with Vice-President Paramananda Jha, who was in his home district of Saptari to inspect flood-devastated areas, Bashak said, “A study is underway to tame the Saptakoshi River.”

Hindustan Silver Company Ltd (HSCL) of India will divert waters from Pashim Kusaha back to the Saptakoshi river, the chief engineer said. During the meeting, the Vice-President said waters should be diverted back to Saptakoshi as soon as possible to prevent further loss of life and properties.