Delhi On High Alert, Says Arvind Kejriwal As Yamuna To Breach Danger Mark
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 19, Aug 2019, 17:10 pm IST | UPDATED: 19, Aug 2019, 17:13 pm IST
Delhi: With the water level of Yamuna river in New Delhi is expected to race towards the danger mark by Monday evening, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged the nearby residents residing in low-lying areas to move to the temporary shelters set up the administration. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener is himself talking stock of the situation, preparedness of the state government and also the relief measures that are being undertaken. Assuring people of full support and safety, Kejriwal asserted his government is ready to deal with the situation that may arise.The Delhi CM also pointed out that Haryana has released a record 8.28 lakh cusecs water in the Yamuna on Sunday. "This water is likely to reach Delhi by Monday evening and the danger mark in the Yamuna at 207.32 meters is likely to be breached," he said. Keriwal has also called for an emergency meeting of officials concerned to assess the preparations.
As per reports, as many as 2,120 temporary shelters have been set up so far, where food, water and other amenities are being provided. More than 23,800 people will be required to moved out from low-lying areas, according to official estimates. Kejriwal has also urged people to move out of areas likely to be flooded.
"Water level (of Yamuna river) is expected to cross the danger mark, today evening. Water can reach here during the next two days with full force, all our officers and ministers are monitoring the situation 24x7," Kejriwal said during a press conference earlier today.