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Tension intensifies for Delhites as Yamuna water level increases above danger level

On Tuesday, the water level of the Yamuna river on Delhi’s old railway bridge has once again risen above the danger mark to reach 205.39 metres. According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) data, the water level is witnessing a steady rise, crossing the danger mark of 205.33 meters to 205.39 meters at 10 pm on Tuesday.

Due to heavy rains in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, there has been a rapid rise in the water level of the river. The water level on the old railway bridge was 204.94 meters at 6 pm. According to the CWC, at 3 pm in Delhi, the Yamuna’s water level crossed the warning level and reached 204.57 metres. The ‘alert’ level is 204.5 metres.

Same year in the month of July, due to heavy rain in the national capital and hilly areas, delhites had suffered extreme flood like situation. Water level was recorded at its highest 208.68 metres breaking the records of many past years. 27,000 people were evacuated from the affected areas causing loss tto ongoing business.

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