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“Jal Board administration well prepared…”: Delhi Minister inspects Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant as Yamuna swells

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): As the water stage within the Yamuna River breaches hazard mark, Delhi Jal Board Vice-Chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj on Sunday inspected the Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and mentioned that the Delhi authorities has made embankments and reinforcement at weak spots to stop flood water getting into the water treatemnt vegetation.

“The water level of Yamuna has started rising again. The water level has crossed 206 metres, which is much above the danger mark in Yamuna. The Delhi Jal Board has made embankments and reinforcement at vulnerable spots,” AAP Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj mentioned.

Earlier in the present day at 3 pm, Yamuna’s water stage crossed the hazard mark and recorded at 206.26 meters.

“About 60 of our teams are monitoring the Yamuna for 24 hours. All departments are on high alert. There are two doctors in every relief camp,” he added.

He additional mentioned that “Last time, water had seeped into the pumps and three water treatment plants had to be closed…But this time the Jal Board administration was well prepared.”The Delhi authorities is on excessive alert because the water stage in Yamuna continues to rise because of the discharge of greater than 2 lakh cusecs of water from the Hathnikund Barrage, “The water is being sent from Hathinikund barrage with a capacity of 2 lakh cusecs. According to this, the Water Commission estimates that the water level will reach 206.7 meters by 6 pm,” AAP minister mentioned.

“People are still residing in the relief camps and the govt has made all arrangements for them,” AAP Minister mentioned.

Due to an increase within the water stage of the Hindon River in Noida, a number of homes have been submerged within the low-lying areas on Saturday. The police reached the spot on Saturday and issued an alert relating to the state of affairs.

After July 13, the Yamuna had been receding steadily after reaching an all-time excessive of 208.66 meters however there have been marginal fluctuations within the water stage during the last two-three days.

The water stage dropped beneath the hazard mark at 8 pm on July 18 after flowing above the edge for eight days. The river breached the hazard mark at 5 pm on July 10, resulting in intensive flooding of the nationwide capital.

Due to the rise within the water stage of the river, a number of locations in Delhi grappled with water-logging and flood-like conditions. (ANI)