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`Prepared to tackle any eventuality arising out of heavy rains`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 15:51

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday said her government was prepared to tackle any eventuality arising out of the rising levels of Yamuna and has set up around 170 camps for people living in low-lying areas near the river.

The water level of Yamuna continued to flow above the
danger level of 204.83 metres, prompting authorities to
evacuate more people in East Delhi.

"The water level is rising, but we are prepared to tackle
the situation. We have already set up around 170 camps and
families have been removed there. Today, I will inspect the
camps and see whether there is arrangement of enough food and
shelter and other essentials," Dikshit told reporters on the
sidelines of a function here.

She said the families will be kept in camps till the
situation normalises.
To a question on increasing traffic jams, she pointed out
that rains are causing a problem and they are expected to
continue for some more days. "Achchha hai ishwar ne das saal
bad dilli ko barish diya hai (good that god has gifted (so
much) rains to Delhi after 10 years," she quipped.
Heavy rains have been lashing the city for the last
several days, causing difficulties in construction work
ongoing for the Commonwealth Games.


First Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 15:51
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