Vehicular movement on 'Loha Pul', an old iron bridge over the river, was closed on Monday, according to Delhi Traffic Police, as the water level of Yamuna reached close to "danger mark" in the national capital. The river is currently flowing above the warning mark at 205 metres, while the 'danger mark' is at 205.33 metres. The river is in spate following the release of huge amount of water from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting of officials concerned to assess the preparations."Am meeting officers from all concerned depts at 1 pm to assess the situation and the preparations," the chief minister tweeted in response to a Twitter user's concern over the situation.
Published On: Aug 19, 2019