According to the Central Water Commission, the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has reached 208.48 meters as of 8 am today. As a result, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has announced the closure of 10 schools in the low-lying areas of the Civil Lines zone and 7 schools in Shahadra due to the flood-like situation.
Heavy rainfall and the release of water from the Hathnikund Barrage have caused severe flooding and waterlogging in various parts of the city. Over the past few days, Delhi has witnessed a significant surge in the Yamuna water level. On Sunday at 11 am, it stood at 203.14 meters, but by 5 pm on Monday, it had risen to 205.4 meters, breaching the danger mark of 205.33 meters, which was expected to happen 18 hours later. In light of the situation, the Delhi police have imposed section 144 CrPC as a precautionary measure in flood-prone areas.
The Delhi government has been actively involved in evacuation efforts, relocating a total of 16,564 individuals from low-lying areas to safer places. Currently, 14,534 people are residing in tents and shelters across the city. In a letter addressed to the Central Water Commission, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urgently requested measures to address the impending crisis.
Areas such as Kashmiri Gate and ITO, which are situated in low-lying regions, are now affected by the overflowing Yamuna water.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Visits Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant Amidst Delhi Flood Crisis
In the latest news related to the Delhi flood situation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a visit to the Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant. The plant has been forced to suspend its operations due to the increasing water level of the Yamuna River.
Update: Temporary Closure of Entry and Exit at Yamuna Bank Metro Station due to Delhi Flood Situation
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced via a tweet that the entry and exit points at Yamuna Bank Metro Station have been temporarily closed. This decision is in response to the increasing water levels of the Yamuna River. However, commuters can still avail the interchange facility at the station, and the services on the Blue Line are operating as per the regular schedule. DMRC is closely monitoring the situation and will provide further updates as necessary.