With the Yamuna flowing near the warning level, Delhi agencies are closely monitoring the situation to deal with any possible flooding, an official said on Saturday.
According to the official, at around 4 pm on Saturday, Yamuna’s water level reached 203.27 metres, slightly below the warning level of 204.5 metres. The official said that at 10 am, over 21,000 cusecs water was released from Hathani Kund Barrage in Haryana. Besides, around 17,000 cusecs water was also released from the barrage.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rainfall is expected to lash several parts of the national capital as well as other adjoining national capital region (NCR) in next 24 hours. As a result, the MeT department has also issued an orange alert, which means the authorities should prepare for neccessary action, in Delhi.