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Delhi Flood Alert As Yamuna Crossed 205.33 Metres Danger Mark

Heavy rainfall in Delhi led to the swelling of the Yamuna River, which has breached its danger mark of 205.33 metres on Monday and reached 206.04 metres. Here is what ministers say.

Vivek Singh
Water accumulated in Delhi (Photo Courtesy: @RJK_MAHATA/Twitter)
Water accumulated in Delhi (Photo Courtesy: @RJK_MAHATA/Twitter)

Heavy rain is recorded in Delhi on Monday. The warning level at the Yamuna River has crossed the danger level of 205.33 M to 206.04 M. Currently, the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has breached the danger mark and reached 206.04 meters, prompting an 'Orange' alert say media reports.

As a result, residents in the affected areas have started evacuating and moving to higher ground. Officials predict that the water level will continue to rise and reach 206.65 meters by Tuesday morning.

The water level in the Yamuna River has been steadily increasing due to additional water being released from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana. This is happening in conjunction with heavy rainfall in the area. At 8 pm on Monday, the water level in the river was recorded to be above the danger mark of 205.76 meters.

The Delhi Minister, Saurabh Bharadwaj, assured the public that the government is fully prepared to handle the situation. He mentioned that if the water level exceeds 206 meters, people living near the banks will be relocated to safety in relief camps. The anticipated date for the water level to surpass 205 meters was July 11, but the increase occurred earlier than expected due to the additional water released from Haryana.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reassured the public that there is no risk of flooding in Delhi despite the rising water level of the Yamuna River due to heavy rain. He has urged opposition parties not to blame each other for the situation and stated that the government is well-prepared to handle any potential issues. Evacuation of residents in low-lying areas will begin once the river exceeds the 206-metre mark.

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