Yamuna crosses danger mark in Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 22:36

New Delhi: The Yamuna, for the first time
in the season, crossed the danger level today due to incessant
rains and release of water into the river by Haryana, swamping
low-lying areas of the national capital.

Bansh Raj, ADM (East) said the water level in Yamuna has
touched 204.84 metre at 9 pm which is one centemetre above the
danger level at 204.83 metre.
He said the water level is likely to touch 205 metres in
the next 24 hours.

"But, there is no need to worry as all efforts have been
taken to evacuate people from low-lying areas such as
Chilla Khaddar and Khadarpur to relief camps set up for the
affected people," Raj said.

Water level rose in the river due to incessant rains
and release of water into the river by Haryana.

The Flood and Control Department has set up a control
room to coordinate relief and rescue operation among various
agencies round-the-clock.
The official said Delhi Jal Board and Fire services
have also been told to extend assistance in rescue operation.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 22:36

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