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After several days of incessant rains in Delhi, the Yamuna’s water level reached its highest level of 207.55 meters till 1 pm on Wednesday. The previous record was 207.49 set in 1978. In view of this, the administration’s concern about the flood in the low-lying places of Delhi has increased. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting to bring the situation under control at the earliest.

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The water level of Yamuna reached its highest level of 207.55 meters till 1 pm on Wednesday after several days of incessant rains in the national capital Delhi.The previous record was 207.49 set in 1978. In view of this, the administration’s concern about the flood in the low-lying places of Delhi has increased.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting to bring the situation under control at the earliest. Along with this, Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 in flood prone areas of the national capital.According to information, the water level at the old railway bridge crossed the 207-metre mark for the first time since 2013 at 4 am, and rose to 207.55 meters by 1 pm.

Officials said that the water level is likely to rise further and the water level in Yamuna may reach 207.72 meters by midnight tonight.


In the year 1978, there was flood in Delhi when 7 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hathinikund Barrage. At that time the level of Yamuna river had reached 204.79 meters on the old railway bridge.

Kejriwal had recently cited statistics to say that after that there was no flood in Delhi, though the Yamuna river had crossed the danger mark in recent years as well.

In the year 2013, 8 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hathinikund Barrage, due to which the level of Yamuna river rose to 207.32 metres. At the same time, in the year 2019, 8.28 lakh cusecs of water was released at Hathinikund Barrage and the Yamuna level reached 206.6 metres.

In the latest case, as soon as the Yamuna river crossed the 1978 mark on Wednesday (July 12), rescue operations have been started on a war footing in the low-lying areas of Delhi. People living here are being taken to a safe place. With the water level of Yamuna flowing above the danger mark, the water of the swollen river has now started spreading in the city, causing problems for the residents. Water entered Math Bazar near Kashmere Gate and Ring Road, forcing people to move to safer places.

Water from the swollen Yamuna river entered the Ring Road and sandbags were installed by the authorities to prevent the water from moving further. Heavy machinery has been deployed to rescue people.

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