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BJP hits AAP, says people residing along Yamuna in Delhi are at 'mercy of an insensitive' govt:

Several people living along the banks of the river were evacuated after the water level in the Yamuna breached the danger mark on Saturday.


PTI 30 Jul 2018, 09:59 AM India
  • Several people living along the banks of the river were evacuated after the water level in the Yamuna breached the danger mark on Saturday. (Image Credit: Pixabay)

Hitting out at the AAP government, Union minister Harsh Vardhan today alleged that there was no advance planning to rehabilitate people affected by rising Yamuna waters in Delhi and they were at the "mercy of an insensitive" dispensation.

He also attacked the AAP for failing to keep its election promise to install CCTV cameras in the city, a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tore apart a report of a panel set up by the Lt Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on installation and monitoring of surveillance cameras.

Several people living along the banks of the river were evacuated after the water level in the Yamuna breached the danger mark on Saturday.

Kejriwal today directed Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot to make proper arrangements for people living on roads after water from the swollen Yamuna entered their houses.

The water level in the Yamuna may rise to 206 meters with the danger mark being 204.83 meters, officials said. The traffic movement on the Old Yamuna Bridge in Delhi was closed yesterday after the water level in the river rose due to rains. Last evening, the river was flowing at 205.5 meters.

On Kejriwal tearing the report in front of a gathering yesterday, Vardhan said the AAP government has come up with just a "plan" to install 1.4 lakh CCTVs across the city to "bamboozle" the public after failing to keep its poll promise.

In an act of defiance, Kejriwal had said "no mandatory permission" should be required from police to install CCTV cameras and tore apart the report. He was addressing representatives of resident welfare and market associations, and NGOs at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.

The chief minister had claimed that crime in Delhi would be "reduced by half" once surveillance cameras were set up across the city.

The L-G office in a statement issued later yesterday had said the rules were only at a "draft stage" and had been put out in public domain for suggestions and clarifications.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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