Mon. May 27th, 2024

Yamuna Water Level Today: The water level of Yamuna in Delhi remains stable. It is also expected to decrease from tonight. An official of the Central Water Commission has given complete information on this. Presently the water level of Yamuna is at 208.62 metres.

Relieving news has come to the fore regarding the Yamuna river in Delhi. A senior official of the Central Water Commission (CWC) said that the water level of Yamuna river is stable and it is likely to recede from tonight. According to the flood monitoring portal of the CWC, the water level at the old railway bridge rose to 208.62 meters at 1 pm, which remained stable till 4 pm.

Sharad Chandra, director of the Central Water Commission (CWC), said, “The water level of the Yamuna has stabilized and will start receding in the next four hours.” It is expected to come down to 208.45 meters by 3 am on Friday. He said the water flow rate at Hathinikund barrage in Haryana dropped to 80,000 cusecs at 4 pm. Many areas have been submerged after Yamuna came in spate in Delhi.

Due to rise in water level in Yamuna, public and private infrastructure including road and rail traffic has been affected and people living along the river have faced immense difficulties. The water level of the river at the old railway bridge had crossed the 208-metre mark on Wednesday night, following which the CWC had declared it a danger mark.
Following a sharp rise in the Yamuna’s water level, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the central government to intervene. At the same time, the Delhi Police had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the flood-affected areas of the national capital. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday directed that all non-essential government offices, schools and colleges in the city will remain closed till Sunday. The authority has advised private establishments in the city to work from home.

A rapid increase in the water level of Yamuna was recorded in Delhi in the last 4 days. It had risen from 203.14 meters at 11 am on Sunday to 205.4 meters at 5 pm on Monday, crossing the danger mark of 205.33 meters 18 hours earlier than expected. The Yamuna’s water level crossed the 206-metre mark on Monday night, prompting people living in flood-prone areas to be shifted to safer places and the old railway bridge closed for road and rail traffic.

By 1 pm on Wednesday, the Yamuna’s water level had crossed the previous record of 207.49 meters and by 10 pm it had crossed the previous record of 208 metres. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted ‘heavy rain’ in many areas of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in the next few days.

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