Over one lakh cusecs of water released into Yamuna river from Hathinikund barrage, flood alert issuedNew Delhi:
There is a situation like 'flood' in most states of North India. Delhi and surrounding states are no exception. In such a situation, a new problem has arisen for Delhi. New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday issued a flood alert after Haryana released over one lakh cusecs of water into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage, an order said. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said the water level in the Kaushalya dam has risen "very" due to heavy rains.
Normally, the flow rate on the barrage is 352 cusecs, but heavy rainfall in the catchment areas increases the flow of water. It takes about two to three days for water from the barrage to reach Delhi. According to the department, in view of the threat of floods, officials have been instructed to remain alert and take necessary measures in sensitive areas. Quick Response Teams have also been deployed to make people aware and alert people living around the river's embankment.
The Delhi government has set up 16 control rooms, including a central control room, to monitor flood-prone areas and the water level of the Yamuna. At the same time, the water level of the Yamuna river in Delhi is increasing and it is expected to cross the danger mark of 205.33 meters on Tuesday. According to the flood monitoring portal of the Central Water Commission (CWC), the water level of the Yamuna at the Old Railway Bridge was 203.18 metres at 204 pm on Sunday, while the danger level is 5.<> metres.
The water level is expected to rise to 11.205 metres between 5 am and <> pm on Tuesday, the CWC said in an advisory. Northwest India has been witnessing incessant rains for the past two days. "Heavy to very heavy" rainfall has been recorded in many areas in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi recorded 24 mm rainfall in the 153-hour period ending 1982.322 am on Sunday, the highest single-day rainfall in July since 2. Chandigarh and Ambala recorded record 224.1 mm and 37.000 mm rainfall, respectively. Around <>,<> people live in low-lying areas along the Yamuna river in Delhi which are considered vulnerable to floods.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said the water level in the Kaushalya dam has risen "considerably" due to heavy rains and 4000,<> cusecs of water is being released. Khattar was visiting the dam along with senior government officials, including Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Soni, to assess the situation. He said the water level in the Kaushalya dam has risen "very" due to heavy rains for the last two days.
The chief minister said the gates of the dam have been opened to manage the increased water and 4000,3 cusecs of water is being released. He said one lakh cusecs of water was also being released from hathini kund barrage in Yamunanagar district. According to him, the state has issued an alert to release 00,000,<> cusecs of water. The Chief Minister assured that Haryana is ready to deal with any situation, be it due to rains or the flow of water in the embankment areas. He admitted that some areas were waterlogged for an hour or two but the situation is under control at the moment.
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