New Delhi: The water level in Yamuna continue to hover near the danger level on Tuesday prompting the authorities to evacuate more families living in the low-lying areas in East Delhi.

"The water level in Yamuna rose to 204.60 metres at 9 PM," said an official of the Flood control and Irrigation department of Delhi Government.

The water level rose primarily due to incessant rains and release of around one lakh cusecs of water by Haryana from Hathini Kund barrage into the river.

A senior official said more people are being evacuated from the banks of Yamuna as the water level may cross the danger mark of 204.83 metres soon.

The government had started evacuating people from low lying areas along the river since Monday.

Deputy commissioners and officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control department are closely monitoring the situation.

The government has activated control rooms in several areas and made all the arrangements to address any possible eventuality.

(Agencies)

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