Yamuna recedes in Delhi,evacuated people returns

With water level receding, several people who had to be evacuated from their homes and given shelter at camps set up by the government, have started returning to the floodplains.

Delhi,Yamuna level recedes,Yamuna floodplains

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: After a gap of almost a week, water level in the Yamuna river is almost back to its normal state. With the water level receding, several people who had to be evacuated from their homes and given shelter at camps set up by the government, have started returning to the floodplains. Traffic, too, resumed at the old iron bridge from Thursday evening.

Government officials, meanwhile, said that although there is a risk of outbreak of enteric and water-borne diseases following a flood, no such case has been reported as yet. The government and civic agencies said they have undertaken all kinds of measures — including sprinkling of bleaching powder and anti-larval spray and distribution of ORS pouches — to prevent the outbreak of disease.

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