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Delhi: Yamuna river breaches danger mark, Chief Secretary calls emergency meeting

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 25 Sep 2018, 02:44:40 PM
Delhi: Yamuna river breaches danger mark, Anshu Prakash calls emergency meeting (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

The Yamuna River in Delhi has breached the danger mark of 204.83 metre and have been flowing at 205.12 metre following the release of water from Hathnikund barrage of Haryana due to flash floods and incessant rains in parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab. The three states have been under heavy rainfall for the last few days due to which the water level in the nearby rivers have been increased after around 2.5 lakh cusecs water was released from the Hathnikund barrage.

"The water level of river Yamuna at Delhi Railway Bridge at 11 a.m. was 205.12 meters," a Flood and Control Department official told News Agency IANS.

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"The water is showing a rising trend and is expected to go up as Delhi is witnessing rains and more water is being released every hour from the barrage," he added.

The warning level mark of the Yamuna River is at 204 metre and the danger level is at 204.83 metre.

An emergency meeting has been called by the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday to decide the precautionary steps to deal with it.

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The Hathnikund barrage provides drinking water to the national capital and the water discharged from it usually takes 72 hours to reach Delhi, the official added.

In 1978, Delhi had witnessed the worst ever floods as the river level touched a record 207.49 metre.

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First Published : 25 Sep 2018, 02:04:55 PM