Yamuna swelling at dangerous levels, Delhi braces for another floodingtext_fields
New Delhi: The Delhi government is on a high alert as the mighty Yamuna River has begun to thicken again days after the damaging floods in the national capital.
At 8 am Sunday morning, water levels have notched up at 205.90 metres, which is highly likely to climb to dangerous 206.7 metres by the evening, NDTV reported.
Originating from the peaks of Yamunotri Gaclier at the Lower Himalaya in Uttarakhand, the river stretches over 1,376 kilomtres watering several states on its course.
Flood waters from the river last week rushed to even the premises of the Supreme Court and Rajghat, alongside sinking most areas of the city.
Now the water levels are reportedly rising to danger mark following ‘heavy discharge from Hatnhinikund barrage in Haryana.
The situation has been brought to a boil after more than 2 lakh cusecs of water were discharged from Haryana.
Delhi minister Atishi told media that the government is closely monitoring the situation.
Heavy rains in Himachal are blamed for the Yamuna’s fury over many days which at times turned into devastating floods.
Water from Haryana has been readily released into the river which then brims to the shore, often sweeping overland on its course.
Atishi warned that parts of Yamuna Khadar may see flooding if the water level rises beyond 206.7 metres.
‘The government is fully prepared to carry out immediate evacuations in these vulnerable areas, she is quoted as saying.
The minster detailed the arrangements in place to tackle floods, saying relief camps and warning systems have been set up.
The minster further added that, ‘The Revenue Department has taken extensive measures to tackle the situation effectively. Whether it's the Central district, Eastern District, or areas like Yamuna Bazar and Yamuna Khadar, we have made sufficient preparations to address any challenges that may arise.’