| GEO Pakistan|
| Water enters Jinnah hydropower project power room|
| Updated at: 1854 PST, Friday, July 30, 2010|
MIANWALI: Flood water entered into the power room of the Jinnah hydropower project and inundated large area after the authorities broke the embankment of Jinnah Barrage Geo News reported Friday.
Local administration has declared emergency in the area. The Punjab government said the embankment was broken to save Mianwali city.
According to the Met office, 1000000 cusecs of water was expected to pass through the barrage later in the day, which has the capacity of 950000 cusecs. 80000 cusecs of water passed through the barrage in 1976.
96 MW Jinnah hydropower project is located on right side of Jinnah Barrage, on Indus River about 5 km downstream of Kalabagh Town, 234 km from Islamabad.
163 Chinese engineers working on the project have been shifted to safe area.