Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark

New Delhi, July 31: River Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark, water level reaches 206 marks on Tuesday. 

“At 9 am, water level of Yamuna river was 206.03 m, much above danger mark of 208.83 m. Discharge of water from Hathini Kund Barrage was 24,992 cusecs today”,  Hopefully, the water level will dip if rainfall doesn’t take place, East Delhi DM, K Mahesh told ANI.

In the wake of rising water level of Yamuna, on Monday the old Loha Pul bridge was temporarily closed leading to a cancellation of 27 passenger trains and diversion of 7 others on the route.

As a precautionary measure, the Delhi government has already issued an alert. The Irrigation and Flood Control Department has evacuated 1,500 people from low-lying areas so far.

The evacuation of hundreds of people began on Saturday after the Yamuna crossed the danger mark at 205.06 metres.

The rise is due to  incessant rainfall in Delhi-NCR since last few days. Besides this,  Last week 1,15,000 cusec of water was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund Barrage.


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