New Delhi: Authorities in Haridwar have been put on high alert after Ganga crossed the danger mark here on Sunday morning.
With heavy rains lashing several parts of Uttarakhand, the water level in Ganga at Haridwar was measured at 293.25 metres at 0600hrs on Sunday. The danger mark is at 293 metres.
Showers have lashed Haridwar and Rishikesh for most parts of this week with landslides in the higher reaches and the danger of Ganga's water levels rising putting authorities on the alert. Pilgrims, tourists as well as locals have been advised to exercise caution. Villagers living on the banks of Ganga could also be evacuated.
Other rivers like Malan, Shikhro, Kho and Kolhu too are flowing at higher levels and the situation may worsen with Met department predicting the rains to continue.