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Thousands evacuated as Yamuna continues to rise in Delhi

Jul 29, 2018 13:43 IST
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The Delhi government deployed boats and set up tents and evacuated over 1,000 families from low-lying areas along the Yamuna till Sunday morning as the river continued to flow above the danger mark in the national capital.

On Sunday, the river was flowing at 205.46 meters after Haryana released water from the Hathnikund Barrage amid continuous rain in the region. The danger mark is 204. 83 m. Officials expect the river to rise to 206.60 meters on July 31. Haryana had released six lakh cusecs of water at 6 pm on Saturday.

The water discharged from Hathnikund barrage, which provides drinking water to New Delhi, normally takes 72 hours to reach the city.