Delhi faced fresh flood threats on Monday with nearly seven lakh cusecs of water being discharged into the Yamuna river from the Hathini Kund barrage in neighbouring Haryana.
The water level in the Yamuna reached 205.48 metre, .65 metre above the danger mark of 204.83 metre. Nearly 7.44 lakh cusecs of water has been released by Haryana, which is expected to reach Delhi by Wednesday.
Continuing rains in the national capital are also contributing to the water level. The national capital has recorded 59.2 mm of rains in the last 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. Monday morning.
According to officials from the Flood Control Department, the water has broken a record of nearly 30 years.
“I have never seen so much water in the Yamuna ever since 1979, this is the highest,” an official from the flood control department told IANS.
With people having been evacuated from the river bed and adjacent low lying areas earlier, the flood control department says rescue boats and booster pumps are not required.