Yamuna rising near danger level in Delhi

  • | Sunday | 18th August, 2019

New Delhi: The water level in the river Yamuna here has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the "danger mark" pegged at 205.33m, authorities said on Sunday. The water level at 12 noon was just 1.13m below the "warning mark". The water discharged from Hathni Kund Barrage -- which provides drinking water to Delhi -- normally takes 72 hours to reach the capital, the official said. "An advisory has been issued by the department regarding the water level and the concerned agencies have been alerted. Hundreds live along the banks of the Yamuna, and they will be moved to safer places once the water level touches the "warning mark".

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