29 July :- New Delhi: A day after the Yamuna crossed the danger mark of the river, the traffic on the old Yamuna bridge was stopped on Sunday evening due to the continuous increase in its water level due to rains. The Delhi government has set up emergency control centers for flood control rooms and round-the clock work to monitor the situation of the river.
On the continuous increase of Yamuna water level, the order to stop the traffic on the old bridge was issued to the Disaster Management Authority. According to officials, the Yamuna was flowing at 205.5 meters on Sunday evening and the danger mark is 204.83 meters.
In common parlance it is called the bridge of iron and it is a road-cum-rail bridge. This bridge of Delhi-Howrah line was built more than 150 years ago. In an order issued by the District Disaster Management Authority, it has been stated that, “There is a threat of flood due to unexpected increase in water level, water is flooded in the lower areas at Yamuna floor. In such a way, there can be loss of life and property. ‘
In this order it has been said, “In such a way, it is instructed to stop the traffic on the bridge with immediate effect.” Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took stock of the work of removal of people from the lower areas of the city and Appealed to go away.