The water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has surpassed the warning mark of 204.5 meters, prompting authorities to put the national capital on high alert. The river is expected to reach the danger mark of 205.33 meters on Tuesday, July 12.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Delhi, warning of heavy rains in the next 24 hours. The incessant rainfall in the catchment areas of the Yamuna has caused the river to rise rapidly.
The Delhi government has set up 16 control rooms to monitor the situation and has deployed quick response teams and boats in low-lying areas. Authorities have also evacuated people from some of the most vulnerable areas, including Geeta Colony, Shastri Park, and Yamuna Bazaar.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed officials to stay vigilant and take all necessary measures to prevent any loss of life or property. He has also urged people to stay safe and avoid going to low-lying areas.
The rising water level of the Yamuna is a cause for concern, but authorities are taking all necessary steps to mitigate the risk of flooding. The situation is being closely monitored and updates will be provided as they become available.
Impact of Flood
The rising water level of the Yamuna has already had a significant impact on the city. Several roads have been closed due to flooding, and traffic is being diverted. Some schools and businesses have also been forced to close.
The flood Is also expected to have a major impact on the environment. The Yamuna is a vital source of water for Delhi, and flooding could contaminate the water supply. The flood could also damage the riverbank and infrastructure along the river.
The rising water level of the Yamuna is a serious situation, but authorities are taking all necessary steps to mitigate the risk of flooding. The situation is being closely monitored and updates will be provided as they become available. In the meantime, please stay safe and follow the instructions of the authorities. Visit our other partner news channel, Suman God Anu.