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Yamuna may rise to never-before level

delhi Updated: Sep 21, 2010 03:03 IST
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You may soon witness the Yamuna swollen like never before. With Haryana releasing almost 7.5 lakh cusec water into the river, the water level in Delhi is expected to reach an all-time high.

According to Delhi Irrigation and Flood Control minister Rajkumar Chauhan, this is the "first instance in the past 100 years" that water in such large quantity has been discharged from the Hathanikund Barrage in Haryana in a single day.

Officials from the flood control department said the water level was around 205.78 metre on Monday evening, almost one metre above the danger mark, and is likely to cross the 207-metre mark on Tuesday evening, when the discharged water would start reaching Delhi.

Though there are no dangers of flood in the Capital, senior Delhi government officials said people living in low-lying areas along the river have been told to move to safer places.

Haryana had released a total of 6.53 lakh cusec water into Yamuna on Sunday.

"The water level in the river may go up to 207 metres on Wednesday. We are constantly monitoring the situation and there is no reason to panic," Chauhan said.

Officials said hundreds of people from Garhi Mandu, Usmanpur Pusta, Jagatpur Village and Shastri Nagar were shifted to the relief camps.