Rising Yamuna alerts flood in Delhi
As the water-level of river Yamuna is inching to the danger mark in the national capital Delhi, the administration has been evacuating people living along the banks of the river.
The Delhi government after receiving warning from the released water by the Haryana authorities has started alerting neighbourhoods living in low lying areas and asked them to move away at the earliest.
The release of record four lakhs cusecs of water from Haryana, the Yamuna has crossed the danger mark and water level touched a high of 205.25 meters on Monday afternoon, a 42 centimetres above the danger mark of 204.83.
Chief Engineer of Flood Control M. C.T Parewa as said to news agency, the level is likely to rise further this evening, following continuous release of water from Haryana.
The Haryana authority was forced to release such a high quantity of water due to the swollen condition of Tajewala dam that regulates the flow of Yamuna.
Meanwhile, the administration is taking all possible measures to control the flood. A 24-hour control room has been activated to monitor the situation and boats have been pressed to evacuate affected people, who are sheltered in roadside temporary camps, Parewa added.
The Delhi Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan is visiting the flood-affected areas of Ushmanpur, Garhei Mandi and Yamuna Pusta.
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