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Over 2K relief camps set up to accommodate rain-affected people: Delhi govt

New Delhi: Yamuna river in Delhi has crossed the evacuation mark of 206 metres. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, July 11 : The Delhi government on Tuesday said that it has initiated relief and rescue operations following heavy rains and flooding by establishing 2,700 relief camps where approximately 27,000 people took shelter.

Delhi Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday inspected a relief camp situated near Rajghat DTC Depot.

“Heavy rainfall in northern India has resulted in a rapid rise in the water levels of the Yamuna. Additionally, a significant volume of water is continuously being released from the Hathinikund barrage, leading to the Yamuna water levels surpassing the danger mark in Delhi.

“However, the Arvind Kejriwal government is mobilising all necessary resources to address the imminent threats. The department has commenced the evacuation of individuals residing in lower regions of the Yamuna and transporting them to safer areas,” Rai told the mediapersons.

The Minister further said that the relief centre near Rajghat DTC depot is currently housing 126 people, adding instructions have been issued to officials to provide “comprehensive basic facilities”.

Rai further stated that District Magistrates had been directed to maintain high alertness among all teams and deploy additional resources if necessary, ensuring the safety and security of individuals residing in low-lying areas along the Yamuna.

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