Yamuna water level crosses danger level in Delhi


New Delhi, July 28: The water level in Yamuna river crossed danger level on Saturday, currently flowing at 204.92 meters.

The rise is due to heavy and incessant rainfall in Delhi-NCR since last few days.

As a precautionary measure, the Delhi government has already issued an alert and the Irrigation and Flood Control Department has made preparations to evacuate 100 people residing in low-lying areas.

Meanwhile, on Friday 1,15,000 cusec of water was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund Barrage.

“All the EEs (Executive Engineers)/ sector officers are directed to keep in close contact with the control room in relation to the discharge, water level at ORB (Old Railway Bridge) and the advisory or forecast from CWC (Central Water Commission)/MET, and requested to take appropriate measures/steps accordingly to avoid flood-like situation,” a statement issued by the East Delhi district administration asserted.

“Our men are on the field through QRT (Quick Response Team) vehicle and three boats have been pressed into service today which are making announcements for people to evacuate the low-lying areas and also telling them the do’s and don’ts in floods,” the statement added.


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