People near Yamuna to be moved as water level rises

Updated on Aug 27, 2012 08:49 PM IST

The Delhi government today asked people living near the rising Yamuna to move to safer areas.

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IANS | By, New Delhi

The Delhi government on Monday asked people living near the rising Yamuna to move to safer areas.

The government advisory came as the river's water level rose to 204.16 metres - 67 centimetres short of the danger mark.

"Our department will start evacuating people. All preparations are in place to deal with a flood-like situation," irrigation and flood control minister AK Walia said.

"The water level has reached 204.16 metres and the danger mark is 204.83," said an official.

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