A number of low-lying areas in Delhi have been flooded on Thursday because the water stage within the Yamuna River continues to be at its highest ever.
The extent on the Outdated Railway Bridge stood at 208.61 metres at 1 pm on Thursday morning, 3.28 metres above the hazard mark, reported NDTV. It’s prone to improve until 3 pm or 4 pm, the Central Water Fee has predicted, in response to PTI. On Wednesday, the water stage had surged to a 45-year excessive.
Visuals shared on social media confirmed the water stage on Thursday swelled within the areas of Nigambodh Ghat, Civil Traces, Wazirabad and elements of Outdated Delhi. The water from the river additionally inundated the important thing Ring Highway in north Delhi and precipitated visitors jams in a number of elements.
The water stage within the Yamuna river rose following three days of incessant rain within the nationwide capital.
Delhi Water Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj mentioned that “uncontrolled volumes of water” was additionally being launched into the Yamuna from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana’s Yamunanagar. “That is ultimately inflicting bother in Delhi,” he mentioned on Twitter. “The central authorities should intervene.”
The barrage has stuffed up as a result of very heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, the place there was large-scale harm to life and property.
An official of the Central Water Fee informed PTI, “We seen that the water launched from the Hathnikund Barrage took much less time to achieve Delhi in comparison with earlier years. The primary purpose could possibly be encroachment and siltation. Earlier, the water would have had extra space to move. Now, it passes by means of a constricted cross-section.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned that three water remedy vegetation in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla have been shut because the Yamuna river overflowed.
“As a result of this, there will likely be a water scarcity in some areas of Delhi,” he mentioned. “As quickly because the Yamuna water recedes, we are going to attempt to begin them as quickly as potential.”
Following a gathering of the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority, the chief minister mentioned that the Delhi authorities has ordered the closure of all faculties and schools until Sunday, ANI reported. Authorities staff, besides these offering important companies, must make money working from home.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot mentioned that the federal government has banned the entry of heavy items automobiles into the town from 4 borders as a precautionary measure. Inter-state buses from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand that used to terminate on the Kashmere Gate cease will now achieve this on the Singhu border.
There’s, nevertheless, no restriction on automobiles carrying necessities corresponding to meals and petroleum merchandise.
The Delhi Metro Rail Company mentioned that the entry and exit gates on the Yamuna Financial institution Metro Station have been quickly closed. “Nonetheless, the interchange facility remains to be accessible and companies on Blue Line are operating usually,” it added. “Kindly plan your journey accordingly.”