SIALKOT- The Irrigation Department and Flood Control Authority have started a survey for establishing a flood warning system at Head Marala Barrage over River Chenab near Sialkot.

The advanced system would be established before the arrival of the coming monsoon and recurring flood.

According to officials, the flood warning system will warn about flood situation in advance which would be helpful in saving the River Chenab from floods and people living along the banks of the river. The flood warning system would be linked with satellite system, which would be monitored round the clock jointly by the district administration, Pepco and Flood Control Authority. Officials said the total length of River Chenab is 731km which originates from Sialkot after entering into Pakistan near Sialkot from neighbouring Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in India. They said that the length of all the paved dykes along the River Chenab was 1330km.

The officials added that warnings by the system would help the district administrations save the people living in the areas along the banks of River Chenab. Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department issued special directive to the officials concerned to make effective measures at Head Marala, Head Khanki, Head Qadirabad, Head Tarimu and Head Punjnad over the River Chenab, besides.