With rise in Yamuna river level, Delhi sounds alert

Now the Delhi government has had to sound an alarm along the Yamuna floodplains

After 2.5 lakh cusecs water was released from Hathanikund barrage, river Yamuna has now crossed danger mark in national capital.

Now the Delhi government has had to sound an alarm along the Yamuna floodplains.

It need be mentioned that the danger mark for the river is at 204.83 m but it was flowing at 205.16 m.

With the situation getting grim, the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash held an emergency meeting to take stock of the situation.

He also directed the District Magistrates and officials to make necessary arrangements to shift people who reside on the Yamuna floodplains.

This comes as the heavy rains lashed several parts of north India, particularly Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on Monday.

The teams of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) rescued nearly 200 people who were stranded at Killing Sarai along the Manali-Leh highway in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti district.

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