The national capital Delhi is facing the imminent threat of flooding in the regions next to Yamuna, as the river is now flowing over the danger mark. The incessant rains in the past few days have pushed the water levels in the river above the safe limit, threatening lives of people living on the banks.
The Yamuna river on Tuesday crossed the danger mark and is currently flowing at 205.24 metres, officials said, warning that the level is expected to further increase.
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Around 11,19,430 cusecs of water was discharged from Hathani Kund Barrage till 2 PM on Tuesday, the officials said. Additional 28,253 cusecs of water was released into the river from the barrage at 6 am today.
28253 cusecs of water was released into Yamuna river from Haryana's Hathani barrage at 6 am today; Visuals from Old Delhi railway bridge (Loha Pul) pic.twitter.com/LS0o1jscOp— ANI (@ANI) September 26, 2018
The water level is expected to further increase and an alert has been sounded by the authorities, they added.
The danger mark of the Yamuna river is 204.83 metres.
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash reviewed flood situation in the Yamuna floodplains and ordered erection of tents and distribution of food among those affected, the officials said.
The discharge from Old Railway Bridge water level at 5 PM was recorded at 205.24 metres.
(With PTI inputs)