Delhi: Alert issued as river Yamuna’s water stage nears warning zone

The nationwide capital Delhi, already battered by a 50% rise in coronavirus circumstances, involving extra an infection Omicron BA 2.75 pressure, now has a possible flooding to fret about as officers have knowledgeable that the water stage on Yamuna river has neared the warning zone.

The officers additionally knowledgeable that they’d deployed boats, motorboats throughout the river to warning folks.

News company ANI quoted officers saying, “Water stage is close to warning zone. We’ve put up boats, motorboats throughout river to warning folks. Shelters, meals given to those that’ve been displaced as a result of this: Harish Kumar, Boat membership in-charge.”

The nationwide capital homes 9 flood inclined and low-lying areas— Old Iron Bridge, Kisan Basti in direction of ISBT, Kisan Basti in direction of Seelampur, Usmanpur Pusta, Garhi Mandu village, MCD toll at Sonia Vihar, Annapurna Mandir, Sabhapur bus terminal and Badarpur Khadar Village.

Pre-empting a flood like state of affairs, Northeast Delhi district Magistrate Geetika Sharma had on 8 August despatched  a letter to the DCP Northeast asking for his or her assist. She despatched a letter to the DCP saying, “According to the forecast by the Central Water Commission, Yamuna water stage is more likely to improve and attain 201.5 metres (as in opposition to the warning stage of 204.5 metres) between 6 pm to eight pm. It might additional rise barely by tomorrow. For fixed monitoring of the state of affairs, it’s requested that enough police personnel be deployed round the clock in any respect flood-prone areas within the district to maintain folks dwelling in low-lying areas protected and away from the river,”


Further an alert has been sounded in Haryana as properly, as water in river Yamuna continues to swell. According to reviews, the water stage immediately began rising from 6 am, 1 lakh 82 thousand cusecs of water was discharged from Hathini Kund barrage at 8 am.

The nationwide capital on Wednesday witnessed a sunny morning with the minimal temperature rising by a notch to settle at 27.8 levels Celsius.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officers, possibilities of good rain are bleak for a number of days.

Earlier, no less than 4 folks drowned and a number of other others went lacking on Thursday when a ship capsized within the Yamuna in Banda district’s Marka space, police stated.

The incident happened when the boat was travelling from Marka to Jarauli Ghat in Fatehpur district, they stated.

Superintendent of Police Abhinandan stated the boat was carrying 30-35 folks.

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