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Delhiites Alert! Yamuna Above Danger Mark, Government Warns

The Delhi Government has issued an evacuation warning for people living in bordering areas of the river as the Yamuna overflows its danger mark.

Shubhi Singh
Yamuna crosses its danger mark in Delhi.
Yamuna crosses its danger mark in Delhi.

As a result of nonstop rain in the upper catchment areas, officials on Tuesday issued an evacuation alert for residents of low-lying areas close to the Yamuna banks in Delhi. 

The river's water level has risen to 206.16 metres, well above the danger mark of 205.33 metres and the highest level so far this year. Delhi's low-lying districts near the river are thought to be particularly susceptible to flooding. It is worth mentioning that around 37,000 people live in that area. 

The authorities are evacuating residents of river floodplains for the second time in two months as a result of flooding in low-lying areas. On August 12, the Yamuna overflowed the 205.33-meter danger mark, causing 7,000 people to be evacuated from low-lying districts close to the riverbanks. 

The Old Delhi Railway Bridge's water level reached the 206-meter evacuation limit at 5.45 am on Tuesday, according to the Delhi flood control room. By 8 am, the river had risen to 206.16 metres, according to reports.  

Over the past few days, portions of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and north Uttar Pradesh have been battered by constant rain. Delhi too saw a four-day rainstorm beginning on September 21.

Parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi are included in the catchment area of the Yamuna River system.

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