Yamuna still flowing above danger mark as water level receeds to 205.62 meters
18 July, 2023 | Nikita Ojha
The water level receded as previously there was a "slight rise" in Yamuna River on Monday, Delhi Govt has advised those staying in relief camps to not to go back to their flood-affected houses.
The Yamuna water level decreased from 206.01 metres, which was measured at midnight in the national capital, to 205.71 metres at 7 am on Tuesday, although it continues to flow over the danger mark.
As a result of the rains that lashed several portions of Haryana the day before, the water level was seen to “slightly rise” on Monday. At 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning, the water level was 205.81 metres and 205.75 metres, respectively. In Delhi and other areas of the national capital region, rain is expected today, according to the IMD.
On July 13, the Yamuna’s water level reached a record high of 208.66 metres. People had to be evacuated from their houses as a result of flooding in low-lying regions.
Since there was a “slight rise” in the water level in the Yamuna River on Monday, Delhi minister Atishi had on Monday advised those staying in relief camps set up by the government in the National Capital not to go back to their flood-affected houses.
In view of the decrease in the water level of Yamuna, the Transport Department of the Delhi Government relaxed some of its travel restrictions.
Prior to this, a July 13 order barred the entry of heavy trucks into Delhi from the Singhu, Badarpur, Loni, and Chilla borders due to waterlogging. The big trucks transporting food and other necessities were not included, though.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Chandrawal and Wazirpur water treatment plants in the national capital have resumed operations.