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Delhi Flood: Delhi Government Sounds Alert as Yamuna Crosses Danger Mark

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An alert for Delhi flood has been sounded by the Delhi Government as the water level has reached a mark of 204.96 meters, indicating that the Yamuna river has crossed the danger mark. According to an official, the water level is expected to further rise to 205.40 meters, whereas the warning level for the Yamuna is 204 meters.

The water level of river Yamuna at the Delhi Old Rly Bridge reached up to 204.10 meters and it further rose after 1,87,272 cusec water was discharged from Haryana. Concerned department of the Delhi Government (Irrigation and Flood Control Department) is on a war footing as they prepare to evacuate Delhites living in low-lying areas. On Saturday, PTI reported that the arrangement of evacuating of 100 people residing in the low-lying areas was made by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department. Rescue boats have already been deployed and safety advisories are being announced on a speaker system.

The East Delhi District Administration has stated that the water level of the river Yamuna at Delhi Old Rly Bridge reached at 204.10 meters at 7 pm on July 27 that is above the warning level and a rising trend.“The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “A low-pressure area over western Uttar Pradesh and its neighborhood persist. Over the next two days, a widespread rainfall is predicted to take place with “isolated heavy” to “very heavy rainfall” over Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and northwest of Madhya Pradesh during the next two days “.

On Friday, Delhi and its adjoining area experienced heavy rainfall, followed by severe waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas. Between 9 pm to 11 pm on Saturday, the water level is expected to rise 204.5 meters. The warning level of the river is 204 meters and has reached 204.1 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, 33 people died in Uttar Pradesh and more than twenty people were injured.

There are chances of more rain are predicted by Skymet weather. Necessary arrangements are needed to be made to cope up with this situation, as a major part of the city dwells in danger.