In pics: Flood fears in Delhi after Yamuna breaches warning level

  • Sonu Mehta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2016 14:48 IST
A river gauge scale shows Yamuna’s water level at 204.83 metre in Delhi on August 14. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The water level of the Yamuna river flowing through the national capital has breached the warning level due to discharge of water from a barrage in Haryana, with authorities stepping up precautionary efforts.

Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra said due to the water level nearing the “danger mark”, few people had to be shifted from north Delhi’s Burari.

The warning level for Yamuna is 204 metre while the danger level is 204.83 metre. The highest water level of 207.49 metre in Yamuna was recorded in 1978.

The river has breached the warning level of 204 metre after Haryana released water from a barrage. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Railway engineers check the water level of Yamuna river in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The Delhi government has deployed disaster and flood management teams to evacuate people in case of any eventuality. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Slum dwellers take shelter under a bridge in Delhi after Yamuna river breached the warning level. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

People gather at the iron bridge near the Old Delhi Railway Station to check the swollen Yamuna river. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

(With inputs from PTI)

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