Yamuna river’s water level recedes in Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage


Chandigarh/June 20
Risk of flood in Delhi and in some areas of Haryana has reduced as water level in river Yamuna is receding and has reached at 21,000 cusecs at Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district today.
As the state hasn’t received no rains since yesterday that has reduced threat of floods in adjoining districts and even in district Palwal, the situation is under control and no causality of any kind has been reported, said Additional Chief Secretary-cum- Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Krishna Mohan.
Mohan said that the Army was called in yesterday and families as well as the cattle were shifted from two villages of Mewlipur and Indira Nagar to safer areas.
“Fields are still there is four feet deep water in some areas and the Palwal district administration is fully alert and taking all effective measures to save precious lives,” said Krishna Mohan, adding that the road leading from Panipat to the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh had three breaches and two of the breached portions of the road have been repaired but repair work at one place is under progress as at that place bigger portion of road had caved in. Meanwhile, water and electricity supply has also been restored in affected areas of the district and ten doctors and veterinary doctors are going from village to village to treat the sick and are distributing medicines.
“Fogging operation has also been launched to protect the people from vector borne diseases in the district. Similarly, situation is also normal in district Sonepat and repair work is in progress. Also, in district Karnal the water is receding and the situation has improved,” Mohan added.
He added that he was in constant touch with the district administration to monitor the situation and giving instructions to the concerned authorities. “The state government is taking effective steps to ensure that the affected people get relief supplies,” he added.

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