Ganga in Prayagraj has breached danger mark

The Ganga has breached the danger mark of 84.73 metres at Phaphamau area of Prayagraj city as the Yamuna has been flowing at 84.55 metres at Naini which was quite close to the danger level of 84.73 metres.

Flood water has entered the city’s colonies in the wet lands of the both the rivers. These areas are Newada, Mausaraiya, Beli Colony and Myorabad among others.

It is estimated that around 1,200 homes are affected and the numbers may increase.

Many residents have also been evacuated to safer places and flood relief camps but many are still at their residence.

Flood water has also entered the low lying areas in the city and several villages located on the river banks. Police also increased patrolling fearing that the locked houses may be on the target of thieves.

Water entered many villages of trans-Yamuna and trans-Ganga besides many localities including Beli, Ganga Nagar and colonies.

Meanwhile, district magistrate Bhanu Chandra Goswami has issued strict instructions to the police officials to keep a watch on the villages and colonies evacuated following the floods.

SP city Brajesh Kumar Srivastava has said that the cops deployed near flood-hit colonies have been asked to keep an eye on suspicious persons loitering around the localities where water has entered.

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