Alert in Delhi: Yamuna water level crosses danger mark due to rains

New Delhi, July 28: The water level of the Yamuna river has crossed the danger mark and is expected to rise further, prompting authorities to issue advisory to take appropriate measures to avoid a flood-like situation, officials said. The Yamuna water level at the Hathinikund barrage has crossed the danger mark of 90,000 cusecs and reached 2.11 lakh cusecs by 9 am.The water level of the Yamuna river at the Delhi Railway Bridge is expected to rise further to 205.40 m from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm today, according to a statement issued by the East Delhi district administration."The water level of river Yamuna at Delhi Old Rly Bridge reached at 204.92 metres at 7 am on July 28 (above the warning level) and having rising trend," it said.An alert was sounded yesterday by the Delhi government after the water level of the Yamuna river crossed the danger mark, an official said.  -- PTI