Employees who guard the loockgates in the 692-metre long Durgapur Barrage – built on the Damodar River in 1955 – noticed that the metal gate number 31 was damaged and water was flowing through it. They rang an alarm and informed the higher authorities immediately. As per reports in Bengali media, the repairing work of the gate had not begun till noon on Saturday. As a result, huge quantity of water was gushing out of the barrage uncontrollablyThe Irrigation Department officials and Mayor of Durgapur Municipal Corruption, Dilip Agasthi, Durgapur West MLA, Biswanath Parial, and other concerned officials had reached the location immediately after the incident occurred.
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Employees who guard the loockgates in the 692-metre long Durgapur Barrage noticed the damage on metal gate number 31 and water was flowing through it.
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