The water level of the Yamuna river on Sunday morning was at 206.02 metres, above the danger level of 205.33. According to the Central Water Commission, the water level is predicted to reach 205.75 metres by 10pm today. As Delhi fought back the unprecedented flooding amid political tug-of-war, the Capital received fresh shower on Saturday evening. More rain is likely on Sunday.
Saturday’s rain resulted in no increase in the water levels of Yamuna as Delhi’s AAP government and Haryana’s BJP government debated whether Delhi flood was only because of the excess release of water from the Hathnikund Barrage which AAP claimed was deliberate — the BJP refused.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Delhi from abroad, he spoke to Lt Governor VK Saxena to take updates on the flood-like situation in Delhi. “Immediately on his arrival in Delhi, PM spoke to LG of Delhi about the status of the flood-like situation in Delhi due to Yamuna river and the progress achieved in mitigation,” an official said.
Normal water supply resumes in the Capital on Sunday as the water treatment plants at Wazirabad and Chandrawal are to start functioning today.