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Manish Sisodia monitors evacuation as Yamuna crosses 'danger level'

Areas around the bank of Yamuna river are being evacuated and relief camps are being put up by the Delhi Government.

Manish Sisodia monitors evacuation as Yamuna crosses 'danger level'
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NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday reached Nizamuddin Bridge, along the Yamuna river, and requested people to evacuate the area. Sisodia asked people to vacate the places along the bank of Yamuna as water has crossed the danger level. The water level is expected to further rise by Sunday evening. 

As of Saturday evening, the water in the flood relatedYamuna was flowing at 47 cms above the danger level. Incessant rainfall and release of water by Haryana's Hathini Kund Barrage caused the water level to rise. 

Delhi Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took to Twitter to inform people that Haryana had released 5,00,000 cusecs of water from the barrage which is expected to reach Delhi by Sunday evening. Delhi government had called an emergency meeting in light of the water being released.

Rescue departments were put on high alert. All flood-related emergency, people can contact the control room at 1077.

Locals in and around the Old Railway Bridge were asked to evacuate the area on Saturday and relief camps with all the facilties have been put up to control the situation.