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Yamuna river breaches danger mark in Delhi

A view of the Yamuna river with increased water level , in New Delhi on August 17, 2019.

A view of the Yamuna river with increased water level , in New Delhi on August 17, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet officers from departments concerned

The Yamuna river breached the danger mark in Delhi on August 19 evening, prompting authorities to evacuate people from low-lying areas.

According to a Delhi government official, the river was flowing at 205.36 metres, just above the danger mark of 205.33 metres.

The official said that the water level is expected to rise further as Haryana released 1.43 lakh cusec water at 6 p.m. on August 19.

 

The water level crossed the warning mark on August 19 morning and the level at the Old Railway Bridge at 11 a.m. was 204.88 m, above the warning level of 204.5 m.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he will meet officers from the departments concerned to assess the situation and preparations, adding that several teams have been formed to evacuate people living in low-lying areas along the river.

(With inputs from PTI)

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