Floods didn't weaken dam: Judge R. Ramachandran Nair


CHERUTHONI: Expert team in the leadership of Dam Safety Authority Chairman Judge R. Ramachandran Nair evaluated that the shutter opening due to floods did not weaken the dam. The assessment was made after the inspections in Idukki-Cheruthoni dam. Even though this was a usual assessment before the month of June every year, the floods made it important.

The team also made visits to the premises of the Idukki-Cheruthoni dam. The officers were given instruction to oil the shutters and gates. There is a possibility for change in dimensions of the dam due to the hot climate, but as the dam was painted white it helped in limiting the heat, the team evaluated.