The Yamuna river in Delhi crossed the danger mark on Tuesday afternoon.
The river’s water level reached 206.30 metres, this happened after the national capital received rainfall for three consecutive days.
The danger mark of the Yamuna river is 205.33 metres.
An evacuation alert has been declared for people living in low-lying areas near the Yamuna banks in Delhi. They are home to around 37,000 people.
Incessant rains have battered parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and north Uttar Pradesh over the last few days.
The catchment of the Yamuna river system covers parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
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