A flood alert has been sounded in villages situated on the banks of Yamuna and Ghaggar rivers flowing through Haryana and Punjab on Saturday in view of increase in water level due to heavy rains in catchment areas of neighbouring Himachal Pardesh.
More than one lakh cusecs of water were discharged from Hathni Kund barrage in Yamuna Nagar in Haryana, officials said here adding the administration in the two states are on high alert to face a flood-like situation.
The administration has also directed the district officers to be present 24 hours to face any situation.
Due to heavy rains in the different areas of Himachal Pradesh as well as in Shivalik hills, the rain waters flooded Som river in Haryana and entered villages Manakpur Lalahrikala, Kahanpura, Urjani, Yakubpur, Bhukadi and Chuhadpur.
However, the officials maintained the situation was under control and there was no need to panic.