Gangnahar in Meerut on Sunday morning
Gangnahar, one of the biggest canals of West UP, coming out of Haridwar, was closed on the night of 15 October. On the night of 4th November, water started to be released from Haridwar in this Ganga Nahar. Today water from Ganganahar started reaching the plant in Ghaziabad. From today, the people of Ghaziabad and Noida will start getting Ganga water. For this, the officials of the Irrigation Department have also started preparations for the supply of Gangajal in the city at different places.
Trouble faced for 20 days
The rivers coming out of Ganganahar were cleaned. Along with this, cleaning work was also done near the reculator of Ganganahar in Haridwar. For 20 days water was not released from Haridwar in this Ganga Nahar. Officials of the Irrigation Department say that every year from Dussehra to Diwali, cleaning is done at the regulator gate in Haridwar. At the same time, the Rajwaha (Bombe) coming out of this Ganga Nahar is cleaned. On November 7, about 15 feet of water is running in Ganganahar even in the border of Meerut, in such a situation, people of Ghaziabad and Noida will start getting Ganga water from this evening.
This canal is important for NCR
According to Pankaj Jain, Assistant Engineer, Irrigation Department, wherever there are barrages on the Ganges, canals have been taken out. The water in the Ganges is raised at the barrage only to supply water to the canals. After which the water of the Ganges can go into the canal. Ganganahar Upper Ganges is Ganganahar, which runs throughout the year. After leaving Haridwar, this Ganganahar originates from Mussoorie via Muradnagar in the border of Roorkee, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad in UP. After this some border is with Hapur district. Later this Gangnahar passes through Sanauta, 5 km away from Bulandshahr district headquarters, via Khurja and Aligarh to Firozabad.
Water is affected in 3 days
Irrigation department officials say that after the water is stopped from Haridwar in Ganganahar, there is not much effect on the water in Ganganahar. The flow of water in this canal is very fast till Roorkee, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Ghaziabad. In many places the water runs even from 12 to 15 feet. Water was stopped from Haridwar on the night of 15 October. Officials say that for three days the water level is not affected much. The water level is normal for 3 days after the canal is closed, in the same way the water level is normal for 3 days after the water is released in the canal.