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Yamuna river crosses danger mark as Haryana releases 6 lakh cusecs of water from Hathni Kund barrage
The Yamuna river in Delhi is on the boom. The river's water has been flooding the low-lying areas of the city. The river is currently flowing at .68 meters above the danger mark.

The Delhi government had earlier said that even on Monday, the water level would continue to rise. All the agencies related to flood relief and rescue work have been put on alert.

The Delhi Police had earlier issued an order for closing the old Yamuna bridge, also called the Loha Pul, due to rising water-level of the Yamuna. Even the Indian Railways, on Sunday, had temporarily closed the old Yamuna bridge which led to cancellation of 27 passenger trains and diversion of seven others. However, the Railways restored its services on the bridge by Monday noon-time.

Northern Railways CPRO Nitin Chowdhary said, “Rail traffic on old Yamuna bridge has been restored. Railways engineers are continuously monitoring the situation at the site.”

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, on Sunday, took stock of the ongoing evacuation work. The Delhi government has pressed into service around 350 officials from various department including PWD, flood and irrigation department and Delhi Disaster Management Authority for carrying out evacuation work. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Delhi government is fully prepared to deal with any situation.

According to government officials, around 3,000 people have been shifted from Delhi's low-lying areas to makeshift camps.

An official of the irrigation and flood control department (I&FC), requesting not to be named, said, “The water level touched 205.5 metres around 5pm on Sunday. The last time it breached the 205 metres was in 2013 when the water level touched 207.3 metres. In 2013 Haryana, had released around 8 lakh cusecs of water on a single day. This time the maximum water Haryana has released so far is around 6 lakh cusecs. It was released on Saturday evening.”

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