Water level rising in the Yamuna river, DM K. Mahesh
Water level rising in the Yamuna river, DM K. Mahesh

Yamuna crosses danger level

ANI | Updated: Jul 28, 2018 14:09 IST

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Yamuna river on Saturday crossed the danger level, with the water level at 204.96 metres.
The water discharge recorded on Saturday morning was 3,11,190 cusec from Haryana's Hathini Kund Barrage.
The warning level is 204 metres and danger level at 204.83 metres.
The Delhi government have issued flood warning and asked the people living in low-lying areas to evacuate.
Speaking to ANI, District Magistrate K. Mahesh said that they are prepared for the situation and are making people aware.
"We have 17 boats in the boat club of East district, and there are 34 boats with our irrigation and flood control department. Yesterday, we asked people to evacuate. We are making people aware of what they should do during a situation like this. As far as relief is concerned, we are prepared in case any such situation arises we would provide food and tent to people," said K. Mahesh.
The District Magistrate also said that they are already closely monitoring the situation.
"The Chief Minister has issued the flood control order of 2018. We have a central control room which is working round the clock from June 15, and it will continue to work till October 15. We get the information from the Central Water Commission, which we further disseminate. We have been working since 7 AM," he added.
Arun Gupta, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, East Delhi said that the water level is expected to rise to 205.40 metres.
Yamuna has breached the danger mark. It is expected to reach to the level of 205.4 meters as water is being continuously released.  We have taken precautionary measures", Gupta told ANI.
The river level is checked at old Yamuna Bridge. The flooding would affect six districts of Delhi.
The water discharge from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage on Friday night was 1,87,272 cusec.
On Friday, Delhi and adjoining areas experienced heavy rainfall, followed by severe water-logging and traffic jams in several areas.
Meanwhile, in Himachal Pradesh heavy rainfall has triggered a landslide blocking National Highway-20 in Mandi district and people were left stranded on National Highway-3 as boulders fell due to the same. (ANI)