Flooding: Yamuna water level rises to its highest level ever in Delhi
Flooding: Yamuna water level rises to its highest level ever in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Yamuna is presently flowing at 207.55 metres, breaking the previous record of 207.49 metres set in 1978, The Central Water Commission has said.

The Old Railway Bridge's water level reached 207 metres for the first time since 2013 at 4 am, according to the Central Water Commission's (CWC) flood-monitoring portal, and it reached 207.55 metres by 1 pm. According to a department representative for irrigation and flood management, the river is likely to rise even more.

The Yamuna water level has risen quickly in Delhi during the past three days. It rose quickly from 203.14 metres at 11 a.m. on Sunday to 205.4 at 5 p.m. on Monday, breaking beyond the 205.33-meter danger mark 18 hours earlier than anticipated.

According to sources, CM Arvind Kejriwal has convened an urgent conference to discuss the city's increasing Yamuna level. Senior officers from all related departments will attend the meeting, which will be held at the Delhi Secretariat, according to a Delhi government official.

Section 144 CrPC has also been implemented by the Delhi police as a preventative measure in the city's flood-prone districts. Due to the Yamuna river in the nation's capital rising in level, thousands of people have been evacuated and moved to safer locations.

Delhi Minister Atishi stated that the government is completely equipped to handle any situation when discussing Yamuna water flowing near the danger mark.

"The Delhi government is ready to handle any circumstance. We often carry out evacuations close to the Yamuna River. To stop the water from breaching, several embankments have been put in place. We are always keeping an eye on the situation, she said.

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