Water level of river Yamuna recorded below danger mark

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Water level of river Yamuna recorded below danger mark

Friday, 23 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DLEHI

The water level receded further on Thursday and was recorded below the danger mark. Residents, who shifted to temporary makeshift tents after their houses flooded, started returning back.

According to report, the level of Yamuna water at Railway Bridge was 206.60 metres at 10 am. It is expected to recede further, a senior Government official said.

The water level of Yamuna reached the highest level of 206.60 metres on Wednesday morning. The river started receding from afternoon and flowed at 206.44 metres at 6 pm. It had crossed the danger mark of 205.33 metres on Monday.

Around 23,000 affected people have been evacuated from the flood-plains to safer places. Over 18,000 of them were accommodated in more than 2700 relief tents set up by the Delhi Government agencies.

Some tents remained vacant as many residents at the Yamuna Khadar didn’t vacate their shanties. Earlier on Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met people affected by the flood and said the Government will ensure that there is no shortage of relief materials.

The river flows through six districts of Delhi whose low-lying areas are prone to flooding. The administration has deployed 30 boats to prevent accidental drowning. In 1978, the water in the river rose to its highest-ever level of 207.49 metres, causing a devastating flood in the national Capital.

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