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Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark, water level touches 206 m mark

By Madhuri Adnal
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    New Delhi, July 31: Nearly 10,000 people have been evacuated to safer places as the water level in Yamuna river continues to rise. The water level in the Yamuna was recorded at 205.76 metres on Monday. The danger mark is 206 metres. The water level is expected to rise to 206.50 meters on Tuesday, an official said.

    Rising Yamuna poses threat to Taj Mahal

    Rising Yamuna poses threat to Taj Mahal

    The steadily rising level of the Yamuna river, which is in spate due to heavy rains, could pose a threat to the Taj Mahal in Agra. The authorities are keeping a minute to minute watch on the level of the river, which flows along the rear wall of the Taj Mahal and may affect its foundation.

    Yamuna flowing above danger level

    Yamuna flowing above danger level

    Yamuna which is already flowing above the danger level in the capital, is expected to swell further on Tuesday as authorities in Haryana will release more water from Hathnikund barrage following incessant rains in the neighbouring states.

    Peak water level expected to reach 206.50 metres

    Peak water level expected to reach 206.50 metres

    The water level in the Yamuna was recorded at 205.76 metres on Monday. The danger mark is 204.83 metres. The water level is expected to rise to 206.50 meters on Tuesday, an official said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed his Cabinet Minister Kailash Gehlot to visit the people affected by the flood waters and ensure arrangements for the displaced.

    10,000 people evacuated

    10,000 people evacuated

    Nearly 10,000 people have been evacuated to safer places as the water level in Yamuna river continues to rise. A total of 1,149 tents have been set up to accommodate the evacuated people. So far, 8,635 people are living in these tents. Food and medical help is also being extended to them.

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