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Torrential rain inundates Delhi-NCR, Yamuna flowing above danger mark; high alert issued

Rain in Delhi: Incessant rain in National Capital is continued since Saturday leading waterlogging and traffic jams across the Delhi-NCR regions. According to the Central Water Commission latest report on Tuesday, the Yamuna water level has breached 206. 24 metre, marginally above the danger mark of 205.33 metre. The oficials added that the high flood […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Jul 11, 2023 09:04 IST
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Rain in Delhi: Incessant rain in National Capital is continued since Saturday leading waterlogging and traffic jams across the Delhi-NCR regions.

According to the Central Water Commission latest report on Tuesday, the Yamuna water level has breached 206. 24 metre, marginally above the danger mark of 205.33 metre.

The oficials added that the high flood mark is–207.49 metre. “The water level in Yamuna River crosses the danger mark of 205.33 mtr, touching 206.24 mtr; the high flood level is–207.49 mtr,” Central Water Commission said.

Northern Railway has temporarily suspended rail traffic over the Yamuna Bridge since Monday 6 am till Tuesday ( July 11).

Earlier on Monday, the water level of the Yamuna at the Old Railway Bridge was recorded at 206.04 mm at 11 pm.

A continuous rise in water level in Yamuna has also been seen at Vikasnagar, in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun due to continuous rainfall.

The Yamuna water is rising continuously as Haryana released more water into the river from the Hathnikund barrage amid rains across northwest India including the national capital.

The Yamuna River in Delhi, which was flowing above warning level for hours, crossed the danger mark of 205.33 metres at 5 pm on Monday, the latest data from the flood control department said.

According to the Flood Control Department, around 2,15,677 cusecs water was discharged through the Hathnikund barrage at 3 pm on Monday.

Another fresh spell of rainfall lashed the city on Tuesday morning.

The areas in the city continued to face waterlogging due to incessant rains on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and a fresh spell of rainfall on Tuesday.

Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Monday said that the government is in alert mode and that is fully prepared to control the situation.

“Delhi government is on full alert. As the water will go above 206 metres, we will start shifting people, living on the banks. The process of taking them safely to the relief camp will be started. Earlier we were feeling that the water level would cross 205 meters on July 11, but it has crossed 205 meters today itself because more water is being released from Haryana,” he said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a meeting with the official and said there is no flood threat in the city due to the rise in the water level of Yamuna, following two days of heavy rain in the national capital and adjoining areas.

The record rainfall in the Delhi has affected the life of all sections people, including the poor, the daily wagers and those commuting to reach their destinations. While families, living in hutments on the banks Yamuna, shifted to safer place. Rainwater also entered the residence of some civil servants.

 

First published on: Jul 11, 2023 09:04 AM IST

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