Yamuna rises in Delhi, 1m above danger mark

The water level which had come down to 205.53 metres yesterday has again risen 205.80 metres this evening.

Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 21:02 PM IST

New Delhi: A day after its water level receded a little, Yamuna swelled further on Wednesday nearly one metre above the danger mark of 204.83 metres although authorities maintained that there is no reason to worry. An official in the flood control department said the water level may rise marginally later tonight but it will start receding from tomorrow.
"The water level which had come down to 205.53 metres yesterday has again risen 205.80 metres this evening," he said.

The official said the water level has gone up as nearly three lakh cusec of water released by Haryana reached the city. The neighbouring state has released nearly 55,000 cusec of water today.

Haryana had released over 12 lakh cusec water into Yamuna in the last seven days resulting in the rise in its level. The water level had touched 206.78 metres on Saturday evening.

Though the water level has come down, nearly 3,500 people from low-lying areas near the river are still staying in several relief camps set up by Delhi Government. Officials said some people have gone back to their homes with improvement in the situation in their areas.

The rising river had flooded several localities of east Delhi including Garhi Mandu, Usmanpur Pusta, Jagatpur Village and Shastri Nagar.

Flood water had also entered areas like Yamuna Vihar, Madanpur, Sonia Vihar, Nigambodh, Jaitpur, Tibet Market and Yamuna Bazar.

PTI