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Old Yamuna Bridge In Delhi Has Been Closed After The Yamuna Crossed The Danger Mark

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We come bearing news - a flood threat is looming over the capital city, as the Yamuna river has crossed the danger mark. Hence, the Old Yamuna Bridge in Delhi has been closed to traffic. Read on for all the deets!

Rain, Rain Go Away | The national capital is currently on high alert, with the possibility of flood, after three days of continuous rainfall in the city. Uh-oh! And now, the Old Yamuna Bridge has been closed down for traffic in the city. Currently, the water level in Yamuna is at 205.46 metres, which is above the danger mark. Almost 1,500 people have already been evacuated from low-lying areas, in preparation for a flood scenario. 

About 5 lakh cusecs of water has reached Delhi from Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently chaired a meeting to run over the disaster management and preparedness measures in the likely event of a flood. Tents have been put up for all the evacuated people, and supply of power, food and water has been promised to them. Availability of mobile toilets, motorboats for operations and emergency numbers was also discussed. 

For any flood-related emergency, you guys can call the emergency number 1077. So guys, stay safe and be on the watch. Take care, y’all!

Emergency Number | 1077

Sourced Via Zee News

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