Yamuna river: The worst 70-year floods in Himachal Pradesh and the cloudburst in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand have caused great havoc. In both states, at least 31 lives have been washed away due to rains and floods, while many people are missing. The rains in these states are now expected to affect the capital city of Delhi as well. After raising the water level in Yamuna, 8.72 lakh cusecs of water has been released from Hathinikund barrage in Haryana on Sunday, which will reach Delhi by Monday evening. So much water was not released in the Yamuna. Yamuna had the biggest flood in 1978 and only 7 lakh cusecs of water was released from Haryana. Yamuna is at danger mark after release of water. In view of the danger, the Delhi government has called an emergency meeting. Meanwhile, people are being removed from low-lying areas.
Delhi on alert for flood (Yamuna river)
Taking precaution, the administration has ordered the people of Munadi Karwa to be evacuated as early as possible in the submergence-affected areas of Yamuna shore from Sunday morning. These include areas around Sonia Vihar, Geeta Colony, Mayur Vihar, DND, Yamuna Bazar, Kashmiri Gate, Wazirabad, Loha Pul, ITO, Okhla, Jamia and Jaitpur. On Monday, people will be shifted to tents. For this, tents have been installed at safe places on the banks of Yamuna. Now about 1100 tents have been installed and shifting and eating and drinking arrangements of about 5 thousand people have been done by the administration. It can be increased further if needed. Tankers and mobile toilets are also being arranged for drinking water at these places. Also, teams of doctors are also being deployed everywhere.
Delhi government called emergency meeting(Yamuna river)
The Delhi government has also become alert in view of the danger of floods in Yamuna. The state government has called an 44 boats, 27 divers deployed for surveillance
Apart from this, teams of 27 divers with 44 boats have also been deployed at different locations to keep people from drowning and keep watch on the banks of Yamuna. These include 13 reserve boats. From Monday morning, the officials will sit in the boat themselves and start inspection of the banks of the Yamuna to ensure that no one remains there even after the warning.
Yamuna's water level at danger mark
The water level of Yamuna river has reached the danger mark this morning. The water level of Yamuna has reached 204.70. People are being removed from low-lying areas.emergency meeting of the officials concerned. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will preside over the meeting.