Sukkur barrage closed for 15 days

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Sukkur Barrage, Pakistan’s largest irrigation system, has been closed on Thursday for 15 days for renovation and cleaning.

Barrage administration has announced that all seven off-taking canals of the barrage have been closed from today till January 20.

The gates of the barrage have been opened for annual cleaning and renovation of the structure, the barrage authority announced.

Annual renovation work of the barrage will begin as the water level will drop in the waterworks, an official said.

The barrage authority earlier said that the supply of drinking water to citizens from canals will be affected during the annual closure.

The citizens and the city administration were advised to store water. The waterworks will complete its 90 years since its inauguration on January 13 this year since its inauguration in 1932 by British Viceroy of India Lord Wellington.—INP

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