New Delhi, JuUn 18: The Yamuna is overflowing because of heavy downpour in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
In the meantime, Haryana has started releasing water from the Hathinikund Barrage.
Nearly 8.06 lakh cusec water was released Monday morning, the maximum water discharge from Hathinikund barrage in the last 100 years. Another 5.5 lakh cusec water was released last evening. The water is likely to reach Delhi by Wednesday.
People living on the riverbanks of Yamuna have been asked to evacuate. The water level is consistenly rising and has almost touched the danger level of 208.83 metres 0.03 metre below danger level.
Delhi government has claimed that it has made extensive arrangements to tackle the flood situation.