Bhubaneswar: Villagers residing along the Kochila river in Bhadrak district’s Dhamnagar area are in a state of fear now as a major crack has occurred on the river embankment.
According to reports, a 200-metre stretch of the embankment is in a precarious condition due to the crack. The water level is high in the river now.
On being informed by locals, Dhamnagar MLA Bishnu Sethi visited the site this morning. People complained to him that the enbankment is weak and has developed cracks many times in the past. They demanded that he take early step to strengthen the earthen bandha.
The MLA has assured that he would inform the concerned authorities for early repair.