The water level has receded to 204.74 metres, Delhi government officials said. "Haryana has released only 35,000 cusec water on Friday and we hope the water will recede further in the coming days. This is a great relief for us as for the past few days the water
level had been above the danger mark of 204.83 metres," an official in the flood control department said.
Yesterday, Haryana had released 38,985 cusec water into the river. The official said that Haryana had released over 13 lakh cusec of water into Yamuna in the last eight days resulting in the rise in its level.
The water level had touched 206.78 metres last Saturday, creating panic among the residents living in low-lying areas along the river. Though the water level has come down, nearly 3,000 people from low-lying areas near the river are still staying in several relief camps set up by state government.
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.
New Delhi: For the first time in the last one week, water level in the Yamuna river came below the danger mark on Friday.
First Published: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 00:09