Flood Alert in Delhi as Yamuna Crosses Danger Mark, Water Level Likely to Rise Further

A flood alert has been sounded after Yamuna crossed the danger mark on Tuesday. The current shows no signs of ebbing and is presently flowing at 205.24 metres. Officials said that the water level in the river is expected to rise further.

Nearly 11,19,430 cusecs of water was discharged from the Hathani Kund Barrage till 2 PM. The last discharge from the Old Railway Bridge which was measured at 5 PM was recorded at 205.24 metres. Following the crossing of danger level, Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash called an emergency meeting on Tuesday  to take stock of the situation.

As per an official, “The Chief Secretary has directed officials to evacuate people staying in the low-lying areas and all the necessary precautions which they had taken during July 28 to 31.”

Reportedly, a number of tents will be set up a so that they are ready for people to move in by Wednesday morning. The departments will order food from today evening onwards as per assessment by the district magistrate. “All the heads are requested to depute their representations for 24×7 in the Central Control room. The officials must be posted in three shifts. The Central Control Room will operate 24×7,” said a senior Delhi government official.

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