Yamuna crosses danger level

New Delhi: Yamuna river on Saturday crossed the danger level, with the water level at 204.96 metres.

The water discharge recorded on Saturday morning was 1,93,607 cusec.

The warning level is 204 metres and danger level at 204.83 metres. The water level is expected to rise to to 205.40 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.

The water discharge on Friday night was 1,87,272 cusec from Haryana’s Hathini Kund barrage.

On Friday, Delhi and adjoining areas experienced heavy rainfall, followed by severe water-logging and traffic jams in several areas.

Meanwhile, in Himachal Pradesh, landslide followed by heavy rainfall has led to the blockage on National Highway-20 at two places in Maigal and Kotropi district. (ANI)