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Delhi: Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark, over 600 people evacuated

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

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 15, 2018 23:13 IST ]
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River Yamuna in Delhi

The Yamuna river continued to flow above danger mark in Delhi on Wednesday.
 
Over 600 people have been evacuated by authorities so far, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.
 
On Tuesday, the authorities had 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.
 
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash held an emergency meeting with top officers of departments concerned on Tuesday 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.
 
(With PTI inputs)

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