This afternoon, the water level in the Yamuna River in Delhi surged past the danger mark of 205.33 meters, prompting authorities to undertake rescue and relief operations to ensure the safety of residents.
Atishi, the Revenue Minister of Delhi, announced that more than 50 motorboats have been deployed in the Yamuna River equipped with the necessary tools and equipment for rescue and relief operations. Diving and medical teams are also on standby to address any emergencies that may arise.
The Revenue Department has initiated public announcements urging residents in the lower regions of the Yamuna to evacuate. Efforts are underway to relocate individuals from the Khadar areas to safer locations. These low-lying areas are home to an estimated 40,000 people. The Revenue Department has meticulously marked the locations of all individuals and their residences to facilitate their safe relocation. Adequate arrangements are being made in secure areas to accommodate and support these individuals during this challenging time.
To assess the current situation and discuss preparations and plans of action, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened an urgent meeting. The priority is to ensure the well-being and safety of the affected residents and to mitigate any potential risks associated with the rising water levels in the Yamuna River.
Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to take necessary measures to protect the affected communities and provide timely assistance.