Delhi Yamuna Water Level: Good News as Water Level in Yamuna River Begins to Decrease Overnight, Confirms Central Water Commission Official

Yamuna Water Level Today: The water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi remains stable, but there are indications of a decrease starting tonight, according to an official from the Central Water Commission. Currently, the water level of Yamuna is at 208.62 meters. New Delhi: A relief-filled news has emerged regarding the Yamuna River in Delhi. A senior official from the Central Water Commission (CWC) stated that the water level of the Yamuna River is stable, and there are prospects of a decrease tonight. According to the monitoring portal of CWC, the water level at the old railway bridge increased to 208.62 meters at 1 pm, remaining stable until 4 pm. Sharad Chandra, the Director of the Central Water Commission (CWC), said, "The water level of Yamuna has stabilized, and we expect a decrease in the next 4 hours. By Friday, it is expected to decrease further to 208.45 meters." He also mentioned that the water flow rate at Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana dropped to 80,000 cubic feet per second at 4 pm. After the overflow of Yamuna and the rapid increase in its water level, several areas in Delhi have been severely affected. The rise in water level has affected public and private infrastructure, including roads and railways, leading to significant difficulties for people residing near the river. The water level of the river surpassed the 208-meter mark at the old railway bridge on Wednesday night, following which CWC classified it as a danger mark.

Following the rapid increase in the water level of Yamuna, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the central government to intervene on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police imposed Section 144 in flood-affected areas of the national capital. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority directed that all non-essential government offices, schools, and colleges will remain closed until Sunday. The authority advised private institutions to encourage work from home. In the past four days, the water level of Yamuna witnessed a rapid increase in Delhi. On Sunday morning at 11 am, it rose from 203.14 meters to 205.4 meters by Monday evening at 5 pm, surpassing the danger mark of 205.33 meters 18 hours ahead of schedule. On Monday night, the water level crossed the 206-meter mark, necessitating the evacuation of people residing in flood-prone areas and the closure of old railway bridges for road and rail traffic.

By Wednesday afternoon, the water level of Yamuna had reached 207.49 meters, and by 10 pm, it surpassed the previous record of 208 meters. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted "heavy rainfall" in various areas of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh in the coming days.


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