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Water levels in the Yamuna River reached a 1978 record, Kejriwal calls an emergency meeting

As the water levels in the Yamuna River in Delhi reached a record high, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for an emergency meeting to address the situation. The river’s water level rose to 207.55 meters, surpassing the previous record of 207.49 meters set in 1978.

Delhi Minister Atishi assured that the government was prepared to handle the situation, with embankments in place to prevent water breaches. The significant increase in water levels was attributed to heavy rainfall in the region over the past three days.

The possibility of floods is a major concern for the city. The emergency meeting aims to discuss strategies to mitigate the impact of rising water levels and protect the affected areas. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of residents. The record-breaking water levels serve as a reminder of the vulnerability of low-lying areas during monsoon season in Delhi.