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.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal chaired an emergency meeting with all stakeholder depts after Haryana released 5 lakh cusecs of water from Hathni Kund Barrage. River Yamuna is currently flowing at 205.30 metres, 47 cm above danger level. Water is likely to reach Delhi by Sunday evening. pic.twitter.com/89wlDSSTiJ— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018
“The water level reached 205.30 metres at 7 pm today, prompting authorities here to evacuate people from low-lying areas,” officials said.
Kejriwal said all departments have been put on high alert and provided control room number 1077 for any flood related emergency.
This water likely to reach Del by tomo eve. Wherever administration evacuating people, they r requested to cooperate. All depts put on high alert. For any flood related emergency, control room no is 1077. https://t.co/JI2ADxACMW— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 28, 2018
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.
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.