New Delhi : The water level in the Yamuna River crossed the danger mark as rains continued to wreak havoc in the entire Northern part of India. With rains continuing to raise water levels in various rivers, Haryana Government has released more water from Hathni Kund Barrage on Tuesday morning. The river was flowing at 205.94 meters above the “danger mark” of 205.33 meters, said a PTI report.
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal chaired a high level meeting with the Cabinet taking stock of the situation. The government a day before had issued an alert requesting people to move away from the low lying areas the water level of Yamuna rover continued to rise even the next day.
The government is taking all measures as well as reviewing the flood preparedness for any situation arising out of incoming excess water in the river. Moreover, vehicular movement on ‘Loha Pul’, an old iron bridge over the river connecting East Delhi to Old Delhi, was closed in view of the rising water level, as a precautionary measure.