Flood Risk in Delhi, Yamuna Crosses Warning Mark

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An alert has been sounded by the Delhi government after the water level of the Yamuna crossed the danger mark, an official said.

The Irrigation and Flood Control department of the city government has made preparations to evacuate people residing in low-lying areas.

“The Water Level of River Yamuna at Delhi Old Rly Bridge reached at 204.10 metres at 7 PM on July 27 (above the warning level) and has a rising trend,” a statement issued by the East Delhi district administration said.

The district administrations have already deployed rescue boats for residents in the low-lying areas and floodplains. Safety advisory announcements were made on a speaker system. In addition, Quick Response Teams have been formed who are visiting villages in these areas to make people aware of the danger. Relief materials have also been

On guard rescue boats have been kept on standby and officials have been directed to keep a vigil on low-lying areas. “Water released from Hathni Kund barrage, 200km north of Delhi, usually takes around two days to reach Delhi. The water level could rise more once the released water reaches Delhi,” said an official from the irrigation and flood control department.

The Met office has predicted more rain in the region.