Floods are unlikely in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said, quoting predictions made by experts. If needed, we will shift the people from low-lying areas to safe spots, he added, hours after his Public Works Department Minister Atishi said the water level of the Yamuna river is set to cross the danger mark by tomorrow morning.

The water level in Yamuna has already crossed the danger mark. It reached 204.63 metres at 1 pm today. The warning level is 204.50.

Mr Kejriwal said he is in touch with Central Water Commission in view of rising Yamuna water levels, and their predictions indicate a flood-like situation won’t arise.

“This is not the time to point fingers at each other. The governments of all affected states need to work together to provide relief to the public,” he added.

Mr Kejriwal also claimed that this is the first time when waterlogging has been reported in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas. “Some roads also caved in there. We have asked officials to ascertain the cause,” he said.

Potholes on roads will be filled with stones to avert untoward incidents, the Chief Minister further said, adding that he has asked NDMC to resolve waterlogging issues.

Post a commentThe Delhi government issued a flood warning on Sunday as Haryana released more than one lakh cusecs of water into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage. Another 1,90, 837 cusecs was released from the barrage at 1 pm today.

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