Danger levels in Yamuna begin to recede

Yamuna,Yamuna river,Delhi

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: At the Yamuna there was a high chance of danger since its water level had crossed the danger mark of 204.83m. But according to the district officials the danger has passed since the water level is now starting to recede.

The heavy rains in the hilly states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand causes the water level to rise issuing the government to start the flood alert. Even though the government had taken measures it was in the end considered futile.

K Mahesh, district magistrate of Shahdara in east Delhi said, “The water level touched 205.79m at 7pm on Wednesday. It is expected to touch a peak of 205.85m by 11 pm, following which it is expected to recede. The district administration has already evacuated people living in the low-lying areas and tents have been pitched. Food is also being distributed”. He also said, “At least 1,391 tents were pitched. But only around 98 people moved to the tents. Around 600 people were evacuated from the low lying areas”.

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