Flood alert in Faridabad, Palwal districts

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Chandigarh, Sep 20 (UNI) The Haryana administraion has advised the people to evacuate the villages and farms near Yamuna river in Faridabad and Palwal districts and shift to safer areas.

''There is a possibility of rise in the water level of Yamuna passing through the districts of Faridabad and Palwal due to the release of 3.25 lakh cusec of water from Tajewala Head on Friday and Saturday,'' an official spokesman said.

''In wake of this, the people of these districts residing in the villages and farms near river Yamuna are being urged to evacuate and vacate their houses or cottages and shift to a safer place so as to avoid any danger to their life and property,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Faridabad Deputy Commissioner Bijender Singh said that all the boatmen of Yamuna had been given strict instruction to remove their boats from the river.

He said the farmers of these areas had also been advised to stay away from this place and do not let their cattle or animals go near it till the water reaches its normal level.

Authorities in Yamunanagar, Panipat and Sonepat have also geared up to face any untoward situation.


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