Rail traffic over Old Yamuna Bridge temporarily suspended

By PTI Published on Jul 31, 2018 03:24 PM IST

New Delhi: Rail traffic over Old Yamuna Bridge was temporarily suspended today as the water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise, northern railways said.

Two passenger trains were cancelled while 19 trains short terminated and 17 diverted, it said.

The river was flowing at 206.04 metres this noon with the danger mark being 204.83 metres, officials said, adding the water level is expected to rise further.

Road traffic on Old Yamuna Bridge remains affected as it was closed after the water level in the river rose on Sunday, the traffic police said.

Old Yamuna Bridge, colloquially known as 'Lohe Ka Pul', is a road-cum-rail bridge on the Delhi-Howrah line that was built over 150 years ago. It serves as a major connectivity link between Delhi and the neighbouring states.

The highest water level recorded at Old Yamuna Bridge was 207.49 metres in 1978. It was 207.11 metres in 2010 and 207.32 metres in 2013, according to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.