Yamuna water level: The water level of the Yamuna River continues to rise, reaching above the danger mark of 206.4 meters on Sunday night. As a precautionary move, the administration has asked the people living near river banks to seek shelter in safer places or relief camps.
Yamuna water level on rise
The water level of Yamuna is again on the rise, with the river flowing above the danger mark at 206.4 meters. The authorities said ‘The train movement will be diverted via New Delhi and the route between Delhi and Shahdara will be suspended.’
Due to the water level rising to 206.4 meters, the working of old Yamuna bridge (Old Loha Pul) was lso suspended, as announced by the Northern Railway.
More rainfall in Delhi
Delhi is likely to witness more rainfall this week after the humidity level rises on Sunday. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, some parts of the city are expected to see light rainfall in the evening. There is also a chance of rain activity intensifying from Tuesday to Thursday.
“The monsoon trough is expected to come closer to Delhi from Monday onwards, leading to rain. The rain activity has been subdued for the past few days, but when the monsoon trough comes closer to the city, it will lead to moderate rain.” said a met dept official.
Rise in Yamuna, Hindon water level
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the water level rose from 205.02 meters at 10 pm on Saturday to 205.96 meters at 9 am on Sunday. The water level further swelled, reaching 206.42 m at 9 PM.
Additionally, the Hindon River, a tributary of Yamuna, in Noida and Ghaziabad, also rose above the danger mark on Saturday, forcing people living in low-lying areas to evacuate their homes.
“Water entered some houses in the low-lying areas…as a precautionary measure, people have been evacuated to a safer place. The situation is normal at the moment and we are monitoring the water level and spreading awareness about it,” Additional Commissioner of Police, Sureshrao Kulkarni said.
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