Risk of flood hovering over Delhi, government issues advisory, agencies on alert

Aug 19 2019 11:08 AM
Risk of flood hovering over Delhi, government issues advisory, agencies on alert

New Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna river is rising rapidly due to continuous rains. The water level of Yamuna has been recorded at 204.40 meters at 6 am on Monday morning. It is just one metre below the danger mark. About 21 lakh cusecs of water was released from the Hatinikund barrage within the last 12 hours. About 8 million cusecs of water was released at 6 p.m. Sunday. About 7 lakh cusecs at 9 p.m. and 4.75 lakh cusecs of water were released from the Hatinikund barrage at 1 p.m. Also on Monday morning, 2.76 million cusecs of water was released.

The water level of river Yamuna is now 204.40 metres. The water of the Yamuna river in Delhi was 1.13 metres below the 'warning mark' by 12 noon on Sunday.  According to the report, water is being released every hour from the Hatini Kund barrage in Haryana. At noon on Sunday, six lakh cusecs of water was released. On Saturday, water was released from the barrage after heavy rain.

The water released from the Hani Kund barrage, which provides drinking water in Delhi, usually takes 72 hours to reach Delhi. A notification on hazardous water level has been issued and alert has been issued to the concerned agencies. The situation is being closely monitored. Hundreds of people live on the banks of the Yamuna and will be taken to safer places after touching the 'warning sign' of the water level.

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