Water level in Yamuna starts receding
The water level in Yamuna river, which crossed the danger mark of 204.8 metre on Friday night and reached a high of 205.02 metre on Saturday, has started receding, an official said.delhi Updated: Aug 22, 2010 09:22 IST
The water level in Yamuna river, which crossed the danger mark of 204.8 metre on Friday night and reached a high of 205.02 metre on Saturday, has started receding, an official said.
The water level is expected to come below the danger mark by Sunday evening, a statement issued by the chief minister's office said, adding there is no need to panic.
About 2.08 lakh cusecs of water was released Thursday night from Haryana's Hathikund barrage, leading to the river level crossing the danger mark at 10 pm on Friday, and rising further to 205 metre an hour later.
The water level touched 205.02 metre at 3 pm on Saturday.
The statement said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was constantly monitoring the situation, and added that the government and all its agencies are geared to meet any challenge in case of flood-like situation.
As many as 63 boats along with divers and a team of disaster management force are camping near the low-lying areas to meet any eventuality.
The situation is being monitored by a control room round-the-clock and about 10 camps have also been put up to provide temporary shelter to the affected persons.
All the necessary arrangements, including mobile medical teams, Delhi Jal Board tankers and sanitary arrangements are in place to deal with the situation.
First Published: Aug 22, 2010 09:20 IST