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Yamuna river continues to flow above danger mark, Army on standby


New Delhi, July 29: The Yamuna water level at the Hathinikund barrage continued to flow above the danger mark of 90,000 cusec. However, an alert was sounded on Saturday by the Delhi government for the same.

With the Yamuna crossing the danger mark, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held an emergency meeting with top officials of his government, including Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, and directed all departments to be on high alert.

Yamuna river continues to flow above danger mark, Army on standby

The meeting was chaired after Haryana released five lakh cusec of water from the Hathni Kund Barrage. It is expected to reach Delhi by tomorrow evening.

The Army was also requested to be on stand-by for any emergency, they replied in an affirmative and said they are on stand-by.

The availability of motorboats was also discussed. All the agencies having motorboats were asked to keep them ready for evacuation.

The army has been asked to check all the motorboats for operations if required. Portable generators are also being prepared for night evacuation, if required.

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