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Threat of flood; Delhi govt sets up over 160 relief camps

The city government has set up over 160 relief camps to tackle the threat of flood in the national capital as river Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark.



New Delhi: The city government has set up
over 160 relief camps to tackle the threat of flood in the
national capital as river Yamuna continued to flow above the
danger mark.

Rising water level in Yamuna due to unrelenting
monsoon rain and release of more water by Haryana have kept
the authorities busy.

The government has set up 169 camps. Mobile medical
teams and water tanks have also been put to service to help
affected people, who have been forced to come out of their
dwellings in the low-lying areas, Irrigation and Flood Control
Minister Rajkumar Chauhan said in a release.

Over 50 boats, 68 divers and a unit of Disaster
Management force have been deployed to meet any eventuality,
the minister said.

The camps are operational in areas such as Usmanpur,
Badarpur Khadar and ISBT bridge, the communique said.

Today 87181 Cusic water has been released from
Hathikund Barrage and consequently, the water level in Yamuna
has touched 205.27 Meters, it said.

Earlier, Delhi government had issued a warning that
the Yamuna could rise further as Haryana has released more
water. The river had crossed the danger mark late Friday
night.

-PTI

From Zee News

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