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Yamuna crosses warning mark, Delhi govt asks people to be alert

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New Delhi: With the Yamuna crossing the warning mark of 204.00 metre on Monday, Delhi government swung into action and told people residing in low-lying areas to stay alert for evacuation.

Yamuna water level at 4 pm at Old Yamuna Bridge was at 204.26 metre, which is above the warning level of 204.00 meter. So far no area in Delhi is affected with the rise in the water level, officials said.

Revenue Department’s Deputy Commissioner (East) Kunal said the rising water levels are within the danger mark. He also informed that Hathnikund barrage yesterday released 90,000 cusec water which takes 36 hours to reach Delhi.

“It takes a couple of days for the water to reach the capital from Hathnikund and the level at Old Delhi railway bridge is expected to touch maximum of 204.60 meter by tonight which will further descend and will not cross the danger level of 204.83 meter,” Kunal said.

All the senior officers are on alert and are monitoring the situation which is under control.

Danger levels are monitored keeping the water level at the Old Railway Bridge as a reference.

“We are taking precautions and announcements have been made to caution people residing in the basin area. All the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and pradhans of area living near the river bed have been asked to stay alert. All district control rooms are monitoring the situation,” Kunal said.

PTI