Yamuna below danger mark as water level recedes

first_imgNEW DELHI: The water level of Yamuna is receding and the river is now flowing below the danger mark of 205.33 metres, an official said on Thursday.”The level of Yamuna at railway bridge was 206.60 metres at 10 am. It is expected to recede further,” the official at the flood department’s control room said. The water level of Yamuna reached the highest level of 206.60 metres Wednesday morning and remained constant for nearly seven hours. The river started receding from afternoon and flowed at 206.44 metres at 6 pm. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt had crossed the danger mark of 205.33 metres on Monday. Officials said around 23,000 affected people were evacuated from the flood-plains to safer places. Over 18,000 of them were accommodated in more than 2700 relief tents set up by the Delhi government agencies. A total of 35 boats were deployed to rescue the stranded people. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was in touch with the Haryana government and expected that the situation will improve by Thursday as the neighbouring state was reducing the amount of water being released towards Delhi. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The water level of Yamuna was recorded at 206.10 at 9 pm near Old Railway Bridge. The river is expected to go down the danger level by early Thursday morning,” said Delhi government officials. The water level of Yamuna reached the highest level of 206.60 metres on Wednesday morning and remained constant for nearly seven hours. The river started receding from afternoon and flowed at 206.44 metres at 6 pm. It had crossed the danger mark of 205.33 metres on Monday. A Northern Railway spokesperson said rail traffic over the old Yamuna bridge, temporarily suspended on Tuesday night, was restored at 4.25 pm on Wednesday with speed restriction of 20 kmph. On Wednesday afternoon, the Chief Minister met the people who were shifted from inundated low-lying areas to relief tents near Usmanpur and assured them of all the help. “Met the flood affected people at the Yamuna bank. Most people have left their belongings in their houses but its good thing that there is no loss of life. Arrangements of tents, food, water and medicine have been made. Let us know if there is any shortage, we will immediately do the needful,” CM Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi after the visit.last_img

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