Haridwar on high alert as Ganga in spate

The Haridwar administration has sounded a high alert in the district as the water level in the Ganga has reached the danger mark following incessant rains in Garhwal for the past two days.

 Administrative officials, police personnel, the state disaster relief force and disaster management officials have been asked to remain prepared to meet any exigency. Villagers living along the Ganga banks have been cautioned against floods.

 The water level in the Neeldhara-based Central Water Resources Observatory was recorded at 291 m, just one metre below the danger mark of 292 m.

 SDO, Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department, MK Singh said round the clock monitoring of the level in the river and the Ganga canal was being done...........Read more


Source web page: The Tribune

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