Evacuated families have nowhere to go and are living on road after Yamuna crosses danger mark


New Delhi, July 30, News24 Bureau: An alert has been given by the Delhi government after the water level of Yamuna river crossed the danger mark. People residing in low-lying areas have been evacuated by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department of the city government.
But they are in no better condition even after the evacuation.  Due to less availability of shelter homes, families residing near old Yamuna Bridge in the national capital have been allegedly forced to stay on roads after the evacuation from their homes as the water level of Yamuna crossed the danger mark.

Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued a flood warning following the rising water level of the Yamuna River. The authorities are on alert as the lurking danger of flood looms large in the national capital. The old bridges have been closed and no vehicles are plying on the same as a precautionary measure.


The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued a flood warning for tomorrow following the rising water level of the Yamuna River. It said the water level is expected to rise 204.50 metres between 9 pm to 11 pm tomorrow.

"The Water Level of River Yamuna at Delhi Old Rly Bridge reached at 204.10 metres at 7 PM on July 27 (above the warning level) and having rising trend," a statement issued by the East Delhi district administration said.

"Everything is visible. We have not been provided any kind of support from the government since we left our houses due to overflow of water in Yamuna river. We are now forced to live on the streets. I was staying near the bridge," one of the members of the families told ANI.


Another person alleged that most of the rain baseras (shelter homes) are full due to which they are forced to sleep on footpaths.


"Rain baseras are full. We were staying in temporary houses near the bridge. However, the government asked us to leave and now we are left with no other means," the person said.