With water level of the Yamuna continuing to rise due to incessant rain, the Haryana government on Sunday put its administrations on alert to deal with any untoward situation in the districts through which the river flows.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar held an emergency meeting to review the situation. Mr. Khattar, through videoconferencing, discussed the matter with Deputy Commissioners of Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat and Palwal.

“While reviewing the arrangements made by the district administrations, the officers informed the CM that 6,05,949 cusecs of water was flowing from the Hathnikund barrage till 6 p.m. on Saturday,” an official statement said.

“The 6,05,949 cusecs of water is currently passing through Karnal and will reach Delhi by Monday. The water is flowing at a speed of four kmph. Canals in Haryana are closed when the water level crosses 70,000 cusecs at Hathnikund barrage, and the water is passing through 18 doors,” added the statement. “The water from the Yamuna had entered a few villages in Karnal but there were no reports of any injuries. The water level is now gradually decreasing,” said the statement.

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