Kejriwal writes to Amit Shah about the rising water level of the Yamuna
NEW DELHI, July 12 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging the center to intervene as the water level in the Yamuna River reached 207.55 metres, breaking the previous record set in 1978.
In his message, Kejriwal said that the capital will host the G-20 summit in the coming days and news of the floods in the national capital will bring bad reputation to the entire nation.
Kejriwal wrote that the water level is constantly rising due to the water coming out of the Hatnikund Barrage located in Haryana.
His letter read, “I humbly request you, if possible, to release the water from the Hatnikund Dam at a limited pace so as not to increase the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi.”
Kejriwal said the Central Water Commission expected the water level to exceed the 207.72 meter limit on Wednesday evening, which is of great concern.
“The water level of the Yamuna River has already reached 207.55 metres, breaking the record for 45 years. The water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi at 1pm this afternoon reached 207.55 metres. This level is well above the danger mark (205.33 metres).
“Before, the Yamuna had mostly reached the level of 197.49 meters in 1978, which is a major flood situation in Delhi. With the water level rising to 207.55 meters, the Yamuna is likely to experience floods at any time,” Kejriwal added in his letter. “.