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Experts to study crack in Odisha’s Hirakud dam gallery today

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, June 4:

A four-member dam safety expert team will today study the crack which has developed in the power house gallery of Hirakud dam at Burla in Odisha’s Sambalpur district.

Hirakud DamThe team, comprising the chief engineer (Dam Safety) PK Mohanty, deputy director Lingaraj Gouda, retired chief engineer (Dam Safety) Sudhakar Patri and Ramesh Rath arrived at Burla on Tuesday night.

The team is scheduled to visit the power house gallery today for a detailed study and later submit a report to the state government about the remedial and precautionary measures to be taken to deal with the problem.

It may be mentioned that there was minor leakage from the gallery a few years back.

However, the dam authorities drew the attention of the state government after they found increase in the amount of leakage during a survey in March this year.