A view of the Old Yamuna bridge, which has been closed for traffic as the water level of the river was flowing above the danger mark, in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
A view of the Old Yamuna bridge, which has been closed for traffic as the water level of the river was flowing above the danger mark, in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Qamar Sibtain/IANS

Traffic halted on old Yamuna bridge in Delhi as river flows above danger mark

New Delhi, September 28, 2022

With the water level in the Yamuna river flowing above the danger mark, traffic on the old Yamuna (Iron) bridge has been suspended, Delhi Traffic Police said on Wednesday.

The warning level of Yamuna is fixed at 204.50m and the danger level is at 205.33m and the evacuation level has been marked at 206m.

On Tuesday, the Yamuna was flowing at 206.20 m which was above the evacuation level.

An evacuation alert was sounded for people living in the low-lying areas.

This is the second time within two months that the authorities are evacuating the people living in the river floodplains due to flooding in the low-lying areas. Earlier, the Yamuna had breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres on August 12, following which around 7,000 people were evacuated from the low-lying areas near the riverbanks.

Seeing the looming threat of floods, the authorities have started evacuating people from the low-lying areas near the Yamuna Bank.

IANS

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