River Yamuna in Spate; Evacuation Underway

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  • Water level in the Yamuna crossed the danger mark on Tuesday morning.
  • DDMA instructs visitors not to venture low lying areas near the river banks
  • High-flood alert in Delhi-NCR due to incessant rains

New Delhi: As river Yamuna crossed its danger mark on Tuesday an alarm has been sounded.Keeping in mind the safety of the citizens, the Department of Delhi Disaster Management Authority has warned people to avoid visiting river banks. Low lying areas in the vicinity of the river, home to 37,000 people are being evacuated as it considered vulnerable to flooding.

After recieving incessant rains for three consecutive days last week, Yamuna is in spate and breached the danger mark on Monday. On Tuesday, the danger mark reached at 206.16 meters sparking tension.

As per the reports, several areas are on high-flood alert in Delhi-NCR. On Sunday, the Delhi flood control room reported a discharge rate of around 45,352 cusecs at 8 pm.

It was on August 12, The Yamuna had breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres, following which around 7,000 people were evacuated from the low-lying areas near the river banks.

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