Water level in Yamuna crosses danger mark, Delhi govt calls meeting to assess situation
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Delhi government on Monday has called for a meeting to assess the situation of Yamuna after the water level in the river crossed the warning mark.
In a tweet, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Am meeting officers from all concerned depts at 1 pm to assess the situation and the preparations.”
Am meeting officers from all concerned depts at 1 pm to assess the situation and the preparations. https://t.co/gH7JKlSNSV— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 19, 2019
All the agencies of Delhi have been called in the meeting related to flood and relief work.
The Yamuna was flowing at 204.7 metres on Monday and its water level is expected to rise up to 207 metres as 8.28 lakh cusecs water was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage at 6 pm on Sunday, an official said.
“The CM has called a meeting of all departments concerned on Monday afternoon to assess the situation and review arrangements made to deal with the situation,” a government official said.
Meanwhile, the Kejriwal government on Sunday asked the people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark
“Water level is rising due to heavy rains as well as release of water from Hathini Kund Barrage and water level of Yamuna may rise up to 207 metres by 10 am tomorrow, putting at risk to public life and property,” the East Delhi district had said in its order.
It also drected all the sub-divisional magistrates to evacuate people from low-lying areas with the help of Delhi Police and civil defence voluntees by Monday.
Haryana released several lakhs cusecs of water in intervals on Sunday. At 5 pm, 8.14 lakh cusecs water was released from the barrage, he had said.
(With PTI inputs)
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