Delhi residents worried about River Yamuna flood threat

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New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Residents of Delhi have expressed concern about River Yamuna rising further on Saturday.

The water level is now touching 205.8 meters, way above the danger level mark of 204.8 meters.

The volume of water is likely to increase further following the release of an additional 80,000 cusecs of water from the Hathnikund Barrage. Earlier, 269,000 cusecs had already been released into the river.esidents who have been evacuated complained about not having received any help from the authorities.

"They have released more water, because of which more problems are getting created here. Slum dwellers nearby have nothing to eat. Nobody is getting any help or support. No relief has been provided, and the government, has only set up tents and nothing else," claimed Ramraj, a resident.

The situation can take a turn for the worse as rains and thundershowers have been predicted.

On August 23, Delhi has recorded a total of 617 mm of rainfall during the monsoon season so far, much higher than in the same period of previous years. (ANI)

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