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Yamuna moves close to danger mark in Delhi

The Yamuna moved threateningly close to the danger level due to incessant rains.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi |
September 12, 2009 3:05:17 pm

The Yamuna moved threateningly close to the danger level due to incessant rains and release of water into the river by Haryana,swamping low-lying areas of the national capital.

Officials said the water level in Yamuna at the Old Delhi bridge touched 204.75 metre at 1 pm which is just 0.08 mm below the danger level.

The flood control department as well as disaster management authority of the Delhi Government have been evacuating people from low lying areas since yesterday and set several relief camps for the affected people.

“The Central Water Commission has told us that the water will cross the danger level within next couple of hours,” said a senior official.

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He said apart from the incessant rain,the water level has increased in Yamuna due to release of water by Haryana.

Hathnikund dam in Haryana has released 4.20 lakh cusecs of water on Thursday. Today they have released nearly 2.5 lakh cusecs water into Yamuna.

A control room was set up yesterday to coordinate relief and rescue operation among various agencies round-the-clock.

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