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Delhi Metro resumes normal operations as Yamuna water level drops

Due to higher water levels that contributed to the flood-like conditions in the nation’s capital, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday lifted speed limitations on metro trains that had been enforced when traversing metro bridges over the Yamuna.

“Speed restriction imposed while crossing Metro bridges over Yamuna has been removed. All trains are running at normal speed now,” DMRC said in a tweet.

On July 13, DMRC reported that, as a precaution due to rising Yamuna River water levels, trains are travelling under all four Metro bridges on the river at a limited speed of 30 kmph. 

The Yamuna water level has begun to decline after wreaking havoc in the national capital, although slowly at a rate of a few centimetres per hour. 

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, promised that the city’s residents would likely see relief within the next few hours. He added that there is still a slight possibility of flooding.

The Yamuna river level dropped from its height of 208.66 metres at 8 pm on Thursday to 207.62 metres by 7 am on Saturday, according to the Central Water Commission’s flood-monitoring portal.

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