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Delhi: Yamuna flows above danger mark at 206.56m

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 July 2023, 9:09 IST
Old Yamuna Bridge (ANI)

News Summary: 

  • Yamuna River in New Delhi above danger mark, reaches 206.56 meters at 7:00 am.
  • Old Yamuna bridge suspended, Delhi-Shahdara route affected.
  • Concerns rise about potential flood-like situation.
  • Hindon River in Noida experiences rising water levels, houses submerged; heavy rainfall predicted in
  • Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till July 25.

New Delhi: The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark of 205.33 meters in the national capital.

It was 206.56 metres at 7.00 am on Monday. The Yamuna was flowing at 206.44 metres at 10:00 pm on Sunday after rain lashed several parts of the city on Sunday evening.

Due to the rise of the water level of Yamuna to 206.4 metres, the working of the old Yamuna bridge (Old Loha Pul) was suspended from 2215 hrs Sunday, the Northern Railway said.

The route between Delhi and Shahdara will be suspended, it added.

The rise in water level yet again sparked concerns about the flood-like situation in the national capital and adjoining regions.

The river water level had been hovering around the danger mark of 205.33 metres for the last few days after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13.


The Central Water Commission's (CWC) data showed the water level rose from 205.02 metres at 10 pm on Saturday to 205.96 metres at 9 am on Sunday which rose to 206.42 meters at 9 pm.

In addition to this, the Hindon River in Noida, a tributary of Yamuna, also witnessed a rise in the water level on Saturday. Several houses located in low-lying areas were submerged in the water.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till July 25.

(With ANI inputs)

First published: 24 July 2023, 9:08 IST