Yamuna crosses danger mark, over 600 people evacuated

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A view of Yamuna River as it crosses the danger mark following heavy rainfall , in New Delhi on July 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)

A view of Yamuna River as it crosses the danger mark following heavy rainfall , in New Delhi on July 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)

The water level in the Yamuna river continues to flow above danger mark, with the authorities evacuating around 600 people so far, officials said.  

The authorities had yesterday issued directions to take appropriate measures to avoid flood-like situation in Delhi.

According to the east Delhi district administration, the water level of the Yamuna river reached 205.72 metres at 7 pm today, while its danger mark is 204.83 metres.

Officials said 613 people have been evacuated so far.  

Last month, the water level of the Yamuna river had crossed the danger mark, prompting authorities to evacuate people living in the low-lying areas.

Yesterday, Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash held an emergency meeting with top officers of departments concerned and directed them to be “pro-active” in taking measures for evacuation and providing relief to the people living in the low-lying areas.

He had directed all stakeholders to depute their staffers at the central control room round-the-clock.

(PTI)