"By 0800 hrs IST today (Saturday), the water level in Yamuna had reached 204.55 metres. At 204 metres we had sounded a flood alert. The water level is likely to reach 205.05 metres - above the danger mark, by 1000 hrs IST today (Saturday)," a government official was quoted as saying in a news agency report.
"A warning has been issued to all the civic agencies to take precautionary measures and to evacuate people in the low-lying areas adjacent to the river," the official added.
On Friday, Sep 11, the Delhi government issued a flood warning and has directed flood control department to start evacuating people from low lying areas and especially areas adjacent to the Yamuna river.