• More cover for Indira Gandhi canal, oil wells

    Considering the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, wide action plan is being made to beef up security of Indira Gandhi canal, the lifeline of western Rajasthan.

    In similar ways, arrangements are being made for the additional security to oil wells, gas pipelines in Jaisalmer and Barmer. The water points of PHED have also been secured.

    Additional chief engineer of the India Gandhi canal project, K L Jakhar said that looking to the present scenario, district administration has asked for complete details of the project as how much water is flowing at which places along with other information. He further said that based on the report, the district administration will deploy necessary security forces at important bridges and heads.

    On the other hand, security has been beefed up at leading oil areas in J0aisalmer and Barmer and a meeting was organized at Ramgarh to review the security arrangements in this regard. According to sources, in this meeting, Oil India, Focus Energy and ONGC have been directed to tighten their security. Similarly, GAIL has been directed to increase the security of gas thermal power project as well as its gas pipeline.

    Directions have been given to take necessary steps so that no unknown and suspicious persons enter the oil gas wells, thermal projects or near the water source. It is to be mentioned that during the Indo-Pak war in 1971, Pakistani soldiers had poisoned the only well at Longewala and no one can fetch water from the well, 45 years post poisoning.

    District collector Sudhir Sharma said that PHED officers have been asked to deploy more guards near the water sources. He said that Cairn Energy has been directed to tighten the security of its oil wells so that no outsider can enter.

    Sharma further informed that he along with SP took a stock of the villages near the fencing and asked the villagers to inform on seeing any suspicious person and to be ready to face any situation. Damien Wilson Womens Jersey

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