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Kejriwal holds emergency meeting as Haryana releases five cusecs of water

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Guihiamliu Riamei | Updated on: 30 Jul 2018, 07:18:20 PM
Kejriwal holds emergency meeting as Haryana releases five cusecs of water (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday held an emergency meeting after Haryana released around five lakh cusecs of water from the Hathni Kund Barrage into the Yamuna river.

The water is likely to reach the national capital by Sunday evening.

“The water level reached 205.30 metres at 7 pm today, prompting authorities here to evacuate people from low-lying areas,” officials said.

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Kejriwal said all departments have been put on high alert and provided control room number 1077 for any flood related emergency.

The water level of the Yamuna river at the Old Delhi Railway Bridge rose to 205.30 metres by 7 pm and is expected to rise even further, an official said.

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On Friday, Delhi government had sounded a flood alert after the water level of the Yamuna river crossed the danger mark.

“All executive engineers/sector officers are directed to keep in close contact with the control room in relation to the discharge, water level at the Old Railway Bridge and the advisory or forecast from the Central Water Commission/MET, and requested to take appropriate measures/steps accordingly to avoid flood-like situation,” an advisory from the authorities said.

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First Published : 28 Jul 2018, 09:48:05 PM

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