Yamuna Water Level in Delhi Recedes to 207.43 Metres, Marking Decrease from Peak Level
The water level in the Yamuna River in Delhi is gradually receding, bringing relief to the flooded areas of the city. Delhi Divisional Commissioner Ashwani Kumar confirmed this positive trend and also reassured that there are no expectations of heavy rainfall in the coming days. According to the Central Water Commission, the water level has decreased from its peak of 208.66 meters on Thursday evening to 207.43 meters by 10 am on Saturday.
In response to allegations of disobedience by elected government ministers, Delhi’s bureaucracy defended its actions, stating that all field officers have been diligently working day and night to address the flood situation. Delhi’s Divisional Commissioner and Revenue Secretary Ashwani Kumar termed the accusations by AAP Ministers as “unfortunate” and urged against levelling such allegations during a critical situation.
Despite the receding water levels, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued a cautionary appeal to the public, urging them to refrain from taking selfies or swimming in the flooded areas. He emphasized that the threat of floods is not yet over. The appeal comes in the wake of a tragic incident where three boys drowned while bathing in floodwaters in northwest Delhi’s Mukundpur Chowk area. The Chief Minister expressed condolences for the victims and urged everyone to prioritize safety.
It is worth mentioning that the Delhi Metro has denied any incident occurring at the mentioned site, refuting claims of a drowning incident taking place there.
Around 6PM on 15th July, CM Kejriwal held meeting with all ministers regarding flood and relief work in Delhi.