Delhi Irrigation and Flood Control Minister, Shri Gopal Rai inspected the Old Yamuna iron bridge Delhi and adjacent low-lying areas
· Shri Gopal Rai also visited the Flood Control office at ISBT
Delhi Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Shri Gopal Rai inspected the Old Yamuna iron bridge Delhi and adjacent low-lying areas at late night on Monday to review the water level and flood situation in Delhi. He appealed to the residing people not to panic and reiterated that there is no danger of floods. Shri Rai also visited the Flood Control office at ISBT at late night and inspected the preparedness of the Department. The water level of Yamuna was 204.68 meters at late night that low of danger mark (204.83). Today’s morning thewater level of Yamuna is 204.40 meters.
He said that all mechanisms have been put in place to deal with the situation. Elaborating some of the emergency measures launched to tackle the situation, he further said that booster pumps had been fitted along the banks of the river to pump out the water. Orders have been issued for installing more pumps in low-lying areas such as Ring Road, Okhla, Majnu Ka Tila, Burari, Batla House and Jahangirpuri.
Shri Rai said that several boats had been kept on the riverside and divers/boatmen have been deployed to deal with any emergency situation. A close watch is being maintained on the flood situation in capital.