On Friday, the Delhi administration sounded flood alert. Official says that the water level recorded at 205.34 metres at the Old Railway Bridge at 11 am. Initially, it was 205.22 metres at 8:30 am, 205.10 metres at 6 am and 205.17 at 7 am. He also said that the water level is still expected to rise further.
The Department of Irrigation and Flood Control said that boats have already deployed in different areas. Also, it has put 21 others on stand-by for emergencies. The department said that the water level is not increasing just because of torrential rain in Delhi but also due to the discharge of more water from Haryana into the river from the Hathnikund Barrage.
However, the East Delhi district administration and Delhi Police started relinquishing people at a safe place who are living in floodplains of the Yamuna. Moreover, the weather department also issued an “orange alert” in Delhi due to moderate rains for the straight third day.
As per the Delhi Flood control team, on Tuesday, the discharge rate at the Hathnikund Barrage raised to 1.60 lakh cusecs, which is the highest in 2021 so far.