Delhi witnessed another day of rain on Sunday. As the Yamuna overflowed, the authorities shifted people living in low-level areas and near the riverbank to safer places.

The Delhi government issued a warning that the Yamuna, of which level has already crossed the danger mark of 204.83 metres to touch 205.1 metres, could rise further since Haryana has released 3,24,365 cusecs from the Tajiriwala barrage. “This water is likely reach the capital within 24 hours, and we are keeping a vigil,” an official said.

Around 500 people living close to the bank were evacuated and shifted to camps in safer areas.


Yamuna crosses danger markAugust 21, 2010

Heavy rains lash Punjab, HaryanaAugust 21, 2010