New Delhi- After 40 years in the capital, there is a danger of major flooding. The Delhi government is on alert mode to protect various areas from floods and possible destruction. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said today that his government is monitoring the situation for 24 hours. He urged the people to reach the tent made by the state government by 6 pm. The state government has also issued a helpline number to help the people.
Kejriwal said – complete preparation
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said in a press conference today that the state government is evacuating people from the low-lying areas. He said that the first priority of his government is that there is no loss of life. He said that from midnight today, the water of Hathnikund barrage will reach the Yamuna in the next two days. The state government is monitoring the situation for 24 hours. Kejriwal has asked people to pay attention to their children. He said that profits are being made continuously to remove people.
Helpline number released
The Delhi government has also issued helpline numbers to deal with the situation. The government said that the next two days are very serious. For any kind of help, call 011-22421656 and 011- 21210849.
Made a new danger mark
The water level of the Yamuna river had reached 204.70 meters at 9 am on Monday. It is across the warning mark 204.50 meters. However, now the new danger mark has been declared at 205.33 meters, which the Yamuna will cross by evening.
The government convened an emergency meeting
The Delhi government had also called an emergency meeting in view of the threat of floods. It was chaired by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. This meeting took place at one o’clock. Apart from irrigation and flood control department, other departments are also active.
Iron bridge lock
Due to the rising water level, the traffic of the iron bridge has been stopped. However, the movement of trains from there continues at present. The water level of Yamuna reached 204.88 meters after 12 noon.
Can cross 207 meters
The Central Water Commission says that with the amount of water released from the barrage, it is expected that the water level of Yamuna will cross 207 meters. But how much will rise above that, cannot be confirmed. In 2013 it crossed 207.32 meters. Now it is too early to say whether this water will reach 208 meters or not.
Thousands removed from the coastal area
People settled in the foothills of Yamuna are being evacuated by making Munadi. Till morning, work was going on to shift about 5 thousand people in tents on the banks of Yamuna.
Boats & Divers Ready
Teams of 27 divers with 44 boats are also deployed at different locations. From Monday morning, the officials started sitting in the boat themselves and inspected the banks of the Yamuna to ensure that no one remained there even after the warning.
There is a governance alert in view of the possible danger of flooding in Delhi. He showed up in the morning to prevent floodwaters from reaching the streets at the Kudsia Ghat of ISBT. The work of filling the soil with sacks was going on.
So much water in the last 40 years
8.72 lakh cusecs of water were released from Hathinikund barrage in Haryana on Sunday, it will reach Delhi by evening. After 40 years so much water has been released towards Delhi. So much water was not released in the Yamuna. The Yamuna had the biggest flood in 1978 and only 7 lakh cusecs of water were released from Haryana.