LIVE updates on the Delhi floods: Several districts of the city are experiencing flooding and waterlogging as the Yamuna River continues to rise as a result of heavy rainfall and the discharge of water from the Hathnikund Barrage. The Delhi LG has scheduled a DDMA meeting.
Delhi flood news LIVE updates: According to the Central Water Commission, the Yamuna water level hit 208.48 metres at 8 a.m. today. According to the MCD, 10 schools in Delhi’s Civil Lines zone and 7 in Shahadra would be shuttered today owing to a flood-like condition.
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Several districts of the city are experiencing flooding and waterlogging as the Yamuna River continues to rise as a result of heavy rainfall and the discharge of water from the Hathnikund Barrage.
The Yamuna water level in Delhi has risen rapidly in recent days.It increased from 203.14 metres at 11 a.m. on Sunday to 205.4 metres at 5 p.m. on Monday, breaking the danger threshold of 205.33 metres 18 hours earlier than expected. As a precautionary step, the Delhi police have also implemented Section 144 CrPC in flood-prone districts of the city. According to the Delhi government’s evacuation plan, a total of 16,564 individuals living in low-lying regions have been relocated to safer places, while 14,534 are residing in tents/shelters around the city. Yesterday, Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, wrote to the Central Water Commission, a government agency, requesting it to take prompt action to avoid the looming calamity.
Overflowing yamuna water enters low-lying places. ITO, Kashmiri Gate
According to the Delhi Metro, the approach road leading to the Yamuna Bank Metro Station is now inaccessible due to rising water levels in the Yamuna River. Please plan your travel properly and think about other routes. However, there is an interchange facility.