Sunday, September 12, 2010

Water level in Yamuna starts receding

New Delhi: The baptize akin in Yamuna started abbreviating today alike as several below areas forth the river in the civic basic remained inundated with flood water.

The baptize akin which had afflicted 206.78 metres at about 7 PM aftermost evening, 1.95 accent aloft the crisis mark of 204.83 metre, came bottomward to 206.49 at 10 am this morning, a chief official of the Flood Ascendancy Department of the Delhi Government said.

He said the baptize akin is acceptable to appear bottomward added by evening. Over 10 lakh cusec of baptize has been appear into Yamuna from Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana in the aftermost four days, consistent in acceleration in the baptize akin in Yamuna.

The ascent river has abounding several genitalia of the basic including Garhi Mandu, Usmanpur Pusta, Jagatpur Village and Shastri Nagar. Areas abreast the ISBT were additionally flooded, bidding bags of bodies to pale apartment in government abatement camps and in safer areas.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Flood Ascendancy Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan had bygone visited several flood afflicted areas to booty banal of the abatement and accomplishment operations. She ordered anxious agencies to ensure able food, medicine, and bubbler baptize accumulation to bodies active in the abatement camps. Dikshit had additionally asked bodies not to agitation and said every accessible measures is actuality taken to accommodated any eventuality.

Flood baptize has additionally entered areas like Yamuna Vihar, Usmanpur, Madanpur, Sonia Vihar, Nigambodh, Jaitpur, Tibet Market and Yamuna Bazar. Many bodies active in below areas forth the banks of the river were apparent lined up on the footpaths on the ITO arch with whatever was larboard of their belongings.

But abundant condensate additionally lashed genitalia of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh accretion the in-flow of baptize in above rivers, alike as the flood bearings in over 100 afflicted villages eased today with recession in baptize level.

At present 50,000 cusecs of baptize is casual through Hathni Kund and Tajewala headworks in Yamunanagar commune of Haryana but the situation, as admiral said, is beneath ascendancy as there was bare condensate in hills.

The baptize akin in flood-hit villages of Yamunanagar, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Fatehabad, Ropar and Patiala was abbreviating alike as abatement and accomplishment operations by cadre of Army, civilian administering forth with NGOs are activity at a abiding rate.

The cartage on afflicted civic highways - Ambala- Shaharanpur, Yamunanagar-Poanta Sahib and Ambala-Hisar is normal, admiral said abacus adjustment assignment on damaged roads, including in rural flood afflicted areas, is in progress.

Meanwhile, the Met appointment had predicted no acquittal from abundant condensate at a few places in genitalia of Punjab and Haryana during the abutting 24 hours. While Karnal was decrepit by 88.6 mm of rains, Chandigarh accustomed 61.2 mm of rains. Ambala had 112.1 mm of rains followed by 97.6 mm at Patiala.

Bhiwani accustomed 24.6 mm of rain followed by Amritsar (14.8), Hisar(7.4 mm), Narnaul (7 mm) and Ludhiana at 3.9 mm.