Yamuna hits high in Delhi

Officials from irrigation and flood control department says that the Yamuna may recede from Wednesday after reaching an expected peak

Yamuna,rising Yamuna level in Delhi,Delhi

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: As water levels in Yamuna expect to hit a five-year-high of 206.6m on Tuesday, complaints continued to increase on Monday about several people, living in shanties in the low-lying areas of the river’s flood plains, to receive any relief. Dozens were found to be living on roads in makeshift shelters. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday morning directed state revenue minister Kailash Gahlot to visit the affected areas and make additional arrangements for the affected people.

Many families were seen constructing their own shelters on the roadside in Shakarpur pushta after they were forced to abandon their shanties in the low lying areas of the floodplains. Those who already shifted to relief camps, however, said they were being provided with all basic amenities. India Meteorological Department forecasts that heavy rain is unlikely to occur in the upper catchment areas of Yamuna in states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh at least over the next five days.

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