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Delhi Braces for Impending Floods as Yamuna Water Level Soars to Record High
Published : Jul 12, 2023, 3:54 pm IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2023, 3:54 pm IST
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Water level at the Old Delhi railway bridge had reached 207.18 meters

New Delhi is on high alert as the Yamuna river's water level continues to surge, surpassing the critical mark of 207 meters, raising concerns of potential flooding in the capital. The highest recorded flood level stands at 207.49 meters, and with the current upward trend, the situation remains precarious.

As of early Wednesday morning, the water level at the Old Delhi railway bridge had reached 207.18 meters, indicating a steady rise. The adjoining ITO Chhat Ghat has already been submerged, with even the benches meant for sitting now under water. By 8 o'clock in the morning, the Yamuna river's water level had reached 207.25 meters, further exacerbating the flood threat.

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According to the flood-monitoring portal of the Central Water Commission (CWC), the water level surged from 206.76 meters at 8 pm on Tuesday to the alarming level of 207.18 meters at 7 am on Wednesday.

The surge in water level is primarily attributed to heavy rainfall in the region. In response, the local administration has issued instructions to all police stations along the river bank to enhance their vigilance in the area. Efforts are underway to establish coordination with various agencies to ensure the swift evacuation of residents in the event of flooding.

Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and urging residents in low-lying areas to remain cautious and take necessary precautions. Emergency response teams are on standby to swiftly respond to any potential emergencies and provide assistance to affected individuals.

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The Delhi government has advised citizens to avoid venturing into flood-prone areas and requested them to cooperate with the authorities in their rescue and relief efforts. They have also established helpline numbers to provide timely information and assistance to those in need. Residents are advised to stay updated through official announcements, weather bulletins, and local news channels for the latest information on the flood situation.
 

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi

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