No need to panic: Dikshit on Delhi flooding

Written by: Samyuktha
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Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, Sep 10: With the water level in Yamuna continuing to rise, Delhi braces for the Friday flood fury. The government, however, sought to calm the people saying that there is no need to panic as measures to avoid massive damage have already been taken.

Additional boats and pumps have been put into action, the government led by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit assured.

All low-lying areas facing the danger of flooding have already been evacuated, it informed, adding that there was no threat to Commonwealth Games Village as well.

"Delhi government is taking all precautionary measures to deal with the situation. Almost over 90 per cent people living in the low-lying areas have already been shifted to safer places. We are ready for any kind of situation," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.

The government has also reportedly sought the help of the National Disaster Management Authority, the NDMA

The Yamuna river swelled the danger mark of 204.83 meters on Thursday, Sep 9 afternoon
after Haryana released over eight lakh cusec water from the Hatnikund barrage.

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