Delhi Flood: Yamuna Water Level at 208.38m, Affected Areas List

On July 14, Delhi continued to experience flood-like conditions in a number of low-lying neighborhoods close to the Yamuna. It happened as a result of recent heavy rains and a spate in the river. Although the water level of the Yamuna River has reportedly started to drop, it was measured at the Old Railway Bridge at 9 am today as opposed to 208.66 meters at 8 pm yesterday, according to the Delhi Flood Control Department.

Some commuters also claimed that they were forced to walk because there are no buses running due to water logging. Following the ban on the entry of heavy goods vehicles (vital and emergency services are excluded) into the city, a number of buses and trucks were left stranded.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted on Friday that light to moderate rain with thunderstorms is likely to fall in Delhi over the next 4-5 days. IMD has forecast a mostly cloudy sky with light showers and thunderstorms for today.

Delhi Flood

Severe flooding caused by the rising waters of the Yamuna River has led to the evacuation of over 23,000 people in Delhi. The deluge has disrupted traffic and transportation systems, causing significant challenges for the affected residents. The situation remains critical as additional rainfall is anticipated, posing further threats to the region. The authorities are working tirelessly to provide relief and support to those affected by the floods. They are ensuring their safety and well-being in the face of this natural calamity.

Flood-affected areas in Delhi Flood

Many areas of Delhi, notably the ITO region, which is a vital commuter route from East Delhi to Central Delhi and Connaught Place, have experienced flooding as a result of the Yamuna floods. Additionally, the road outside Hanuman Mandir in Delhi, close to Kashmere Gate, is severely flooded. Near the ISBT bus stop, Rajghat, Yamuna Bazar, and Geeta Colony, waterlogging also persisted.

Rescued People From Delhi Flood

A total of 23,692 people were evacuated from Delhi’s Yamuna neighborhood on Thursday.  The water level is still over the danger level, according to an official statement. According to the Delhi government, 21,092 people are currently staying in shelters and tents. Additionally, on Thursday, 1,022 people were saved by 12 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams.

Traffic Update

According to the Delhi traffic police, Vikas Marg traffic heading towards ITO is being hampered by floodwater overflow. According to a later update, Bhairon Road is restricted to traffic due to a drain near the Railway Under Bridge overflowing with water. Additionally, it stated that due to a drain overflow near the WHO Building. No vehicular traffic will be permitted on Mahatma Gandhi Marg from Sarai Kale Khan to the IP Flyover.

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