New Delhi, July 28: Delhi government on Saturday called for an emergency meeting in light of 6 lakh cusecs of water that was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund Barrage today around 6 PM. Notably, the Hathni Kund is a concrete barrage located on the Yamuna River in Yamuna Nagar district of Haryana, Wikipedia mentions. Notably, river Yamuna is currently flowing at 205.30 metres which is 47 centimetres above danger level.Also Read - Delhi COVID Update: City Reports Sharp Decline in Cases at 799
Further, the Delhi government also deployed around 43 boats to for rescue and relief operations. The river water level rose as heavy rains continued in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, with authorities releasing more water at Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage during the day. Also Read - EXPLAINED: How Will The New Startup Policy By Delhi Govt Provide Help To Budding Entrepreneurs
Yesterday, a Food Control Department warned that the water level of the Yamuna river would touch the warning mark of 204 metres by 10 AM on Saturday. Following which, the Delhi government sounded an alert. The Irrigation and Flood Control Department also made preparations to evacuate 100 people residing in low-lying areas. Also Read - Delhi Power Crisis: AAP Govt Says Less Than 1-Day Stock Left; NTPC Dismisses Coal Shortage Claims | 10 Points
“The Water Level of River Yamuna at Delhi Old Rly Bridge reached at 204.10 metres at 7 PM on July 27 (above the warning level) and having rising trend,” a statement issued by the East Delhi district administration said. “All the EEs (Executive Engineers)/ sector officers are directed to keep in close contact with the control room in relation to the discharge, water level at ORB (Old Railway Bridge) and the advisory or forecast from CWC (Central Water Commission)/MET, and requested to take appropriate measures/steps accordingly to avoid flood-like situation,” it said.