Yamuna crosses danger mark, 100 families on banks shifted

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New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) The Yamuna river today crossed its danger level of 204.83 m but there was no threat of flood, Delhi Urban Development Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan said.

The water level along the old Yamuna bridge, situated adjacent to them East Delhi areas, crossed the danger mark of 204.83 m to reach a level of 205.41 m, Mr Chauhan said.

He said the increase in water level of the Yamuna was caused by the release of water from Uttarakhand and Haryana.

''Yamuna crossed the danger level today. However, there is no threat of flood in Delhi,'' he said.

Mr Chauhan said the Flood and Irrigation Department was fully equipped to deal with the situation.

Talking to UNI, Chief Enginner of the Flood and Irrigation department M C T Pareva said, ''The Yamuna level this morning was 205,41 m which is likely to increase further to 205.50 m. However, the department has taken several measures to tackle the situation.

All three gates of the Yamuna, located at the Wazirabad Barrage, the ITO Barrage and Okhla Barrage, have been opened to bring down the water level of the river.'' He said roughly 100 families settled on the banks of the Yamuna had been shifted to safer places.

Mr Pareva said the situation was likely to normalise in the next couple of days.


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