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Yamuna River Breaches Danger Mark; Delhi on Flood Alert

India | News18 | August 20, 2019, 9:30 am
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 Media persons click pictures as the Yamuna river surges following the release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Media persons click pictures as the Yamuna river surges following the release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Yamuna river floods a locality along its banks, following the release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Yamuna river floods a locality along its banks, following the release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Officials check the water level of Yamuna river as it rises after the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Officials check the water level of Yamuna river as it rises after the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 People living in low lying areas along the banks of Yamuna river shift as water level of the river rises after the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

People living in low lying areas along the banks of Yamuna river shift as water level of the river rises after the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The Water-level in Yamuna river rises after water is released from Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamuna Nagar. (Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

The Water-level in Yamuna river rises after water is released from Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamuna Nagar. (Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

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 A man walks on the Old Yamuna Bridge, which has been closed for traffic due to rise in the water level of the Yamuna river, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A man walks on the Old Yamuna Bridge, which has been closed for traffic due to rise in the water level of the Yamuna river, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A flooded locality along the banks of Yamuna river after rise in its water level following release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A flooded locality along the banks of Yamuna river after rise in its water level following release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The Water-level in Yamuna river rises after water is released from Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamuna Nagar. (Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

The Water-level in Yamuna river rises after water is released from Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamuna Nagar. (Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

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 (Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

(Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

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 (Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

(Image: Vikas Thakur/News18)

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 A flooded locality along the banks of Yamuna river after rise in its water level following release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A flooded locality along the banks of Yamuna river after rise in its water level following release of water from the Hathinikund Barrage, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The water level in the river Yamuna has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the

The water level in the river Yamuna has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the "danger mark" pegged at 205.33m. (Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

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 Water was released from the barrage Hathni Kund Barrage -- which provides drinking water to Delhi -- following heavy rains and it is expected to reach the capital in 72 hours. (Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

Water was released from the barrage Hathni Kund Barrage -- which provides drinking water to Delhi -- following heavy rains and it is expected to reach the capital in 72 hours. (Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

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 An advisory has been issued by the department regarding the water level and the concerned agencies have been alerted. The situation is being closely monitored. (Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

An advisory has been issued by the department regarding the water level and the concerned agencies have been alerted. The situation is being closely monitored. (Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

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 Delhi too has witnessed rainfall, with the Ridge observatory receiving 65.8 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. on August 18 and more rain predicted by the India Meteorological Department.(Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

Delhi too has witnessed rainfall, with the Ridge observatory receiving 65.8 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. on August 18 and more rain predicted by the India Meteorological Department.(Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

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 Hundreds live along the banks of the Yamuna, and they will be moved to safer places once the water level touches the

Hundreds live along the banks of the Yamuna, and they will be moved to safer places once the water level touches the "warning mark". (Image: Pradip Pradhan/News18)

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