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Kejriwal chairs meeting on rising Yamuna levels, urges people to move to safer places

August 19, 2019 15:56 IST

Water level in the Yamuna is expected to cross the danger mark on Monday evening, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, urging people in low-lying areas to move to temporary shelters set up by the administration.

Kejriwal asserted his government is ready to deal with the situation that may arise.

Haryana has released a record 8.28 lakh cusecs water in the Yamuna on Sunday, he said.

 

"This water is likely to reach Delhi by Monday evening and the danger mark in the Yamuna at 207.32 meters is likely to be breached," he said.

So far, 2,120 temporary shelters have been set up, where food, water and other amenities are being provided.

More than 23,800 people will be required to moved out from low-lying areas, according to official estimates.

The chief minister has urged people to move out of areas likely to be flooded.

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