Flood threatens Delhi as Yamuna continues to rise

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New Delhi, Aug 23: As incessant rains lashed the Capital for the fifth consecutive day, water level at Yamuna river has increased and low-lying areas of Delhi have submerged in water.

As per NDTV reports, the water level has increased to 204.88 metres. It will further continue to rain for the next 48-hours says a weather report.

The showers began at around 7.45 am and it created lot of chaos and traffic jams in many parts of the city.

The rainfall has broken the 10-year record with more than 413 mm in 2010.

The other big concern is the 3.5 lakh cusecs of water released from a barrage in Haryana, which will reach Delhi on Aug 23, adding further to the woes.

"How will the poor manage? Where will we go? We have made our houses here. Where else will we go," says Neeraj, a worried rickshaw puller.

At present the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team and the Delhi government team are patrolling the river with 60 boats.

"People living in huts have been evacuated. But those living in houses on the river bank are still there. The water has reached their doors. If the water level rises it will be dangerous for them," says Sahabjeet Yadav, an NDRF Sub-Inspector.

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