Yamuna’s water level nearing danger mark, people living in low-lying areas are being shifted

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New Delhi: The Yamuna river in Delhi is in spate at the moment due to heavy rains on the hills along with Delhi-NCR. On Wednesday, about 1 lakh 59 thousand cusecs of water was released from Hathni Kund barrage in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana towards Delhi. Almost every day several thousand cusecs of water is being released after releasing the water. Due to continuous release of water, the flow of Yamuna water intensified and the water level of Yamuna river in the capital crossed the danger mark on Friday.

On Saturday, the water level came below the danger mark, while on Sunday once again it was very close to the danger mark. The water level of Yamuna continues to remain near danger, due to which flood alerts have been issued in Delhi.

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If we talk about which people will be affected the most, then let us tell you that in Delhi, about 10 thousand people living in the areas located near the Yamuna river will see its direct effect.

If the water fills in the areas of the river and a situation of flood arises, then these people will have to shift to the tents set up by the administration. To know what is the condition of the people living on the banks of the river, we reached the settlements adjacent to the Yamuna.

The people living here have started packing their belongings. Because, now these people are also afraid that if the water level of Yamuna rises, the water will reach home. People of Civil Defense appointed by the administration are constantly going to these settlements for the salvation and are explaining to the people that it is time to shift to the tents located on the upper side.

Tents have been erected and water arrangements have been made by the government in the upper areas near the settlements on the banks of Yamuna so that if a flood situation arises, people living in the flood prone areas can be shifted there.

The areas that can be most affected are areas like Burari, Jaitpur, Badarpur, Yamuna Khadar, Osmanpur, Bastia adjoining Majnu Ka Tila area, Chilla, Juggio in Okhla. If the water reaches these areas, then the administration has also made arrangements to shift the people living here.


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