Yamuna Crosses Danger Mark in Delhi, Families Evacuated From River Bank
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With the water level in the Yamuna crossing the danger mark after rain Saturday, the Delhi government claimed to have evacuated 60 people living along the river bank. The water level had breached the warning level due to discharge of water from a barrage in Haryana.
Officials said Sunday the water level was slowly receding.
Earlier the minister tweeted, "Water level increasing in Yamuna. Nearing danger mark. No need to panic. Team on alert. Few people evacuated from Burari. Disaster management and flood department teams on night duty. Announcements done," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Old Yamuna Bridge (Loha Pul) has been closed as a precautionary measure. In a statement, Northern Railways said, “Rail traffic on the old Yamuna bridge has been suspended since the evening of August 13 till further notice due to rising of water level in the Yamuna river. Consequently, trains running on Delhi Shahdara-Delhi junction have been cancelled/terminated /diverted on August 14, 2016.”