Yamuna breaches ‘warning level’ in Delhi after Haryana releases water
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.india Updated: Aug 14, 2016 08:50 IST
The water level in Yamuna has breached the warning level due to discharge of water from a barrage in Haryana, prompting the Delhi government to deploy disaster and flood management teams.
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.
“Water level increasing in Yamuna. Nearing danger mark. No need to panic. Team on alert. Few people evacuated from Burari. Disaster management and flood department teams on night duty. Announcements done,” he tweeted.
Mishra said water may recede after 3am and that the government has five district teams on standby.
The warning level for Yamuna is 204m and the danger level 204.83m. The highest water level of 207.49 m in Yamuna was recorded in 1978.
First Published: Aug 14, 2016 01:24 IST