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Jun 18. . flood threat over Delhi Tuesday. 2013.    Colleges Career Advice Mobile Property        REVIEWS  * Home > India > Report Yamuna water crosses danger mark. 22:52 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI Authorities have evacuated around 1. Bhajanpura and Shastri Park and set up relief camps for their shelter. Yamuna Bazar.500 people from various low-lying areas in east Delhi like Usmanpur.

The Old Yamuna Bridge. "The water level of Yamuna crossed the danger mark of 204. resulting in choking of various arterial roads in the area.58 metres at 7pm. connecting east Delhi with the heart of the national capital. Bhajanpura and Shastri Park and set up relief camps for their shelter.Manit Balmiki/DNA Threat of flood loomed large over the national capital as the water level in Yamuna rose well above the danger mark and is set to go up significantly with Haryana releasing over nine lakh cusecs of water into the river in the last two days. was shut for rail and road traffic early Tuesday morning after the water level in Yamuna rose dangerously.83 metres at 7am and it reached 205.." officials in the Flood Control and Irrigation department said. Authorities have evacuated around 1. They said the water level would touch 207.500 people from various low-lying areas in east Delhi like Usmanpur. The closure of the Old Yamuna bridge resulted in diversion of traffic in East Delhi.05 meter around noon tomorrow as 9.5 lakh cusecs of water released by Haryana in the last two days is expected to reach Delhi.5 lakh cusecs today. . Yamuna Bazar. Haryana had released eight lakh cusecs of excess water into Yamuna from the Hathnikund barrage near Yamunanagar yesterday while it released over 1. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the situation was under control and there was no need to panic as the administration was prepared to face any eventuality.

1975. 1995 and 1998. if required." Dikshit said. 1971. The 'Disaster Control Room' in the office of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has started monitoring the situation and disseminating information regarding the water level in Yamuna through SMS alerts to all key functionaries. Officials said the army has been asked to be on alert for helping the civil administration. Mobile medical teams and water tanks have also been pressed into service to help the affected people. In the last 40 years. The Chief Minister said she has been keeping a close watch on the flood situation and the level of the water in Yamuna apart from keeping in touch with all agencies concerned to ensure the safety of people. They said over 400 tents have been put up in four districts – 240 in East district. 1978. 1976. 1988. 100 in South East district. said the officials. One Junior Commissioned Officer of the army has been deployed in the flood control room in East Delhi for proper coordination between the army and the civil administration in relief and rescue operation. Chief Secretary D M Spolia has directed Sub Divisional Magistrates of affected districts to initiate joint patrolling with police in vulnerable areas to ensure that nobody is left in the flood-prone areas. There is no need to panic. the city had witnessed floods in 1967. 50 in Central district and 30 in North East district to accommodate the affected people."The situation is under control. Sixty two boats with divers have also been pressed into service to rescue the people. The concerned departments and agencies are taking all precautionary measures to deal with any eventuality. Officials in the Flood and Irrigation department said they have completed evacuation of the people from low-lying areas. In pics: Waterlogged Delhi Tweet .

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