Delhi CM calls emergency meet as Yamuna breaches ominous 207m mark

The water level in the river has reached 207.55 metres, breaking the previous record of 207.49 witnessed in 1978

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday called an emergency meeting as the Yamuna reached its highest level so far at 207.55 metres, posing a threat of floods in the city.

The meeting will be held at the Delhi Secretariat where senior officers of all departments concerned will be present, said a Delhi government official.

In 1978, the water level had reached 207.49 meters.

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Overflowing water has reached the Ring Road near North Delhi’s Chandigarh Akhara.

Authorities are using sand-filled sacks to prevent the water from reaching the Ring Road.

At about 11 a.m, the water level had reached 207.48 meters, after which it quickly increased to 207.55 meters.

A cow shelter near Kashmere Gate was totally inundated. According to the CWC the danger mark of the Yamuna is 205.33 meters.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police officials are also helping in rescue operations.

In Mandali area, they used to a boat to evacuate trapped people.

“Rescue operations at Yamuna Hhadar, people being convinced to evacuate but for them milch property gets priority even at the sake of threat to life and liberty. Delhi Police at ps Mandawali with District Administration,” IPS Chhaya Sharma tweeted.

Delhi Police have imposed section 144 CrPC as a precautionary measure in the flood-prone areas

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