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Water level of Ganga on the rise, authorities on alert

Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 4:23pm IST | Place: Kanpur | Agency: PTI
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The water level of river Ganga is constantly on the rise and is approaching the danger mark due to release of water from Narora dam and heavy rainfall in the hills.

The rising water of the Ganga could affect 30 villages along the bank of the river, Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Shatrughan Singh said. He also said that if the level of Ganga crosses the danger level, all the villages will get submerged under water.

The current water level of Ganga is 113m, just one meter below the danger mark of 114m. The district authorities are alert and have warned the people residing on the banks to move to a safer place.

According to Singh, the officials are continuously visiting the probable areas that could be affected by flood.

No evacuation has taken place yet but the villagers have been cautioned that they might be asked to leave anytime.

He said that a list of the people living in those areas has been made and once the Ganga crosses the danger mark, those people will be evacuated and taken to relief camps.

The Deputy Commissioner of Kanpur, Roshan Jacob has also directed all the administration officials to be alert and be on their guard to shift the people. 
 




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