Yamuna water levels in Delhi reached their highest level ever on Wednesday at 207.55 metres, breaking a 44-year record, according to officials. Yamuna is currently in spate.
At 12 o’clock on Wednesday, the water level was 207.48 metres, according to the Delhi Flood Control Department.
Arvind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi, has convened an urgent meeting in response to the Yamuna’s rising water level. Water in Yamuna had breached the danger-level mark on Sunday.
It reached 207.25 metres at Old Railway Bridge at 8 am on July 12, officials said.
They said that the previous record of highest level of water in Yamuna was in 1978 at 207.49 metres.
In 2013, water level in the river had reached 207.33 metres. In the wake of rising levels of water, rescue and rehabilitation teams are engaged in relocating those living in low-lying areas to safer locations. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued an ‘orange’ rainfall alert for Delhi.