New Delhi: The Yamuna river on Tuesday reached the danger level mark following release of water from Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage due to heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. The aforementioned states had witnessed heavy rains in the last few days, as a result, causing the water level in the river to rise.Also Read - Delhi School Reopening News: Resume Normal Classes For Primary, 6-8 Students, Demand Parents
It must be noted that the warning level mark of the Yamuna is 204 metres and the danger level mark is 204.83 metres. Also Read - Delhi's Directorate of Education Asks CBSE to Waive-off Board Exam Fees of Class 10, 12 Students of Govt Schools
Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash also called an emergency meeting to decide the steps to deal with exigencies. “The water level of river Yamuna at Delhi Railway Bridge at 11 a.m. was 205.12 meters,” a Flood and Control Department official told IANS. “The water is showing a rising trend and is expected to go up as Delhi is witnessing rains and more water is being released every hour from the barrage,” he added. Also Read - Women Gets Rs 2 Crore Compensation For 'Botched' Haircut by Salon at Luxurious Hotel in Delhi
The water discharged from Hathnikund barrage, which provides drinking water to the national capital, normally takes 72 hours to reach the city, he said. Delhi had witnessed the worst ever floods in 1978 when the river’s level touched a record 207.49 meters.
(With IANS inputs)