Flood fears in Delhi as Yamuna River overflows, Iron bridge Closed

New Delhi: Flood fears in Delhi because Yamuna river overflows due to incessantly heavy rains in North India states. Official says that incessant heavy rainfall and release of water in huge quantity from the Hathnikund barrage upstream in Haryana state have raised the level of the river.


According to the reports that thousands of people have been evacuated from the low-lying areas near the Yamuna river in the National capital – Delhi.

The government has set up several relief camps to accommodate those who live in the nearby areas of the Yamuna river.

On Saturday, A British era – Iron bridge on Yamuna river, connecting east Delhi with the National Capital, was closed because the water level of the Yamuna river rose above the danger level.

Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) Garima Bhatnagar said that the water of Yamuna river is flowing over the danger mark so we closed it as a precautionary measure.

The diversion of traffic due to the closure of the Iron Bridge onto the other roads of the Delhi.

The authority deployed the dozens of divers and more than 50 boats in the low-lying areas of the river for the rescue operation.