New Delhi, July 30: The old Yamuna bridge 'Loha Pul' has been temporary closed for rail traffic as water level has reached at 205.53 marks, Indian Railways said on Monday.
27 passenger trains cancelled, 7 trains diverted
Owing to the closure of Yamuna bridge, as many as 27 passenger trains have been cancelled and seven trains have been diverted.
People evacuated from low-lying areas in Delhi
About 3,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas of Delhi to makeshift camps and traffic was suspended on the Old Yamuna Bridge as the water level in the river continued to rise on Sunday, reaching its highest level in the last five years a day after breaching the danger mark.
Sisodia took stock of ongoing evacuation work
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took stock of the ongoing evacuation work in the low-lying areas and appealed to the people to move to safer areas. The water level had reached 205.30 metres at 7 pm on Sunday, prompting authorities to rescue people from the low-lying areas.
Haryana CM Khattar conducts aerial survey
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal conducts an aerial survey of Hathnikund barrage located on the Yamuna River, in Yamuna Nagar district on Sunday. He also directed officials to conduct a special 'girdawari' (revenue survey) to assess the crop damaged by heavy rains.