Yamuna river has surpassed the danger-level mark after water released from Haryana’s Hathnikund added to the continued rains. Officials are now heading for the preparations to evacuate people residing in low-lying areas.
The Yamuna river’s water level in Delhi crossed the warning mark of 204.83 metres by 10 a.m., an official said. “At 10 a.m. the water level increased to 205.06 metres,” an official from Irrigation and Flood Control Department told media on Saturday.
The official said the “water level will increase further” but there is “no danger” right now. The current water level is 0.23 metres more than the danger mark.
At 9 a.m., Haryana discharged more than 2,11,874 cusecs of water from Hathnikund barrage — which is used for drinking purposes in Delhi — and more water will be released later, the official said. The department has made announcements for people to evacuate the low-lying areas and preparations have begun.