New Delhi: Delhi-NCR as well as the Yamuna river in Delhi is in spate due to heavy rains on the mountains. On Wednesday, about 1 lakh 59 thousand cusecs of water was released from Hathini Kund barrage in Yamunanagar, Haryana towards Delhi. Due to which the flow of Yamuna water intensified and the water level of Yamuna river in the capital crossed the danger mark on Friday. Yamuna’s water level may rise further in Delhi.
As soon as the Yamuna river crosses the danger mark, all the teams engaged for the rescue work have become more alert. People living in the plains of Yamuna are being evacuated from there and taken to safer places. Boats have been deployed in different areas. The flood-prone areas are being evacuated from the people and shifted to the state government’s shelter homes. DDMA, Boat Club, NDRF all teams are on high alert.
Rising water level at risk of flood
When water was released from Hathni Kund barrage towards Delhi on Wednesday, it was feared that the water level of Yamuna river in Delhi will rise because the amount of water It was inevitable that the water level of Yamuna river would rise from the Hathini Kund barrage. At the same time, due to incessant rains and rising water level, Delhi is facing the threat of flood. The Meteorological Department on Friday issued an ‘Orange Alert’ for moderate rain in Delhi-NCR for the third day. Issued. At around 9:00 am on Friday morning, the water level of Yamuna was 205.10 meters which was close to the danger mark.
Water level crossed the danger level on Friday
Let us tell you that Yamuna river has 204.50 meter warning level and on Friday morning Yamuna above the warning level and near the danger level due to strong flow was flowing. The danger level of Yamuna is 205.33 meters. A few hours later, at 11 o’clock in the morning, the water level of the Yamuna river crossed the danger level and the water level of Yamuna reached 205.34 meters and the water level of Yamuna kept on increasing hour by hour. The water level of Yamuna reached 205.37 meters at around 1 pm. All the teams are on alert mode as there is a danger of flood in Delhi at this time. If the water level of Yamuna in Delhi rises further and the low-lying areas submerge in water, then more than 10 thousand people living in many low-lying areas adjacent to Delhi will be affected by this flood. From Badarpur to Jaitpur, the danger of flood effect is looming over the people. The areas which can be most affected by this include areas like Burari, Jaitpur, Badarpur, Yamuna Khadar, Usmanpur, Bastia adjoining Majnu Ka Tila area, Chilla, slums in Okhla.
In 2019 also, the water level had increased after releasing water from Hathnikund barrage
The threat of flood in Delhi has not been created for the first time. Even before this, the water level of Yamuna has broken records many times and Delhi has been affected by floods. If the previous figures are seen, in the year 2019, 8.28 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hathnikund barrage, due to which the water level of Yamuna had gone down to 206.60 meters in the year 2019. So before that in the year 2013, 8.06 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hathini Kund towards Delhi, due to which the water level of Yamuna reached 207.32.
Water level reached 207.49 meters in 1978
Earlier in the year 2010, 7.44 lakh cusecs of water was released in Yamuna towards Delhi, due to which the water level of Yamuna reached 207.11 meters. At the same time, in 1988, Yamuna had overflowed up to the mark of 206.92 meters in 5.77 lakh cusecs of water. So, in 1978, due to the release of 7 lakh cusecs of water towards Delhi, the Yamuna has filled the highest ever and the water level of Yamuna has been at the mark of 207.49 meters, which is the highest in the record of the last several years.