The water level of the Yamuna river which has already crossed the danger mark in the capital is constantly rising and had reached 206.05 metre on Tuesday evening.

The evacuation of people living on the riverbed, which started on Saturday, has resulted in the shifting of over 10,000 people.

“More people are being shifted as the water level is rising and the situation is severe. Some people are not willing to shift, but we are trying to persuade them,” an official of the Flood Control Department said.

“The flow of the river is steady, but more rainfall may impact the flow. We are keeping a close watch,” the official added.

Delhi witnessed its worst-ever floods in 1978 when the river’s level touched 207.49 metres.

Earlier, Rail traffic was on Tuesday again suspended on the old Yamuna rail bridge as a precaution after the river crossed the danger mark.

The closure took place at 10.05 a.m. after the water level reached 206.03 metre mark, a Northern Railway official told IANS.

Railway spokesperson Nitin Chowdhury said two passenger trains had been cancelled, 17 Express trains diverted and 19 have been terminated ahead of their destination.

On Sunday night too, the railways decided to close the old Yamuna bridge. But the operation was resumed on Monday morning.

By Tuesday evening, the water level is expected to fall, according to the Central Water Commission.