People near Yamuna to be moved

August 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi government 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 A.K. Walia said.

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

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