yamuna level in delhi|delhi yamuna water level live|yamuna water level in delhi live|yamuna flood delhi:The Yamuna water level reached 208.48 metres at 8 am today, Central Water Commission said. As per MCD, 10 schools in low-lying areas of Delhi’s Civil Lines zone, 7 in Shahadra will be closed today due to flood-like situation.Several areas of the city are reeling under flood and water-logging as the water level of river Yamuna continues to rise following heavy rainfall and the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage
Delhi recorded a rapid increase in the Yamuna water level over the last few days. It shot up from 203.14 metres at 11 am on Sunday to 205.4 at 5 pm on Monday, breaching the danger mark of 205.33 metres 18 hours earlier than expected. The Delhi police has also imposed section 144 CrPC as a precautionary measure in the flood-prone areas in Delhi. According to the Delhi government as part of its evacuation plan, a total of 16,564 people living in low-lying areas have been evacuated to safer places and 14,534 are living in tents/shelters, across the city. Yesterday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Central Water Commission, a government body to take urgent measures to mitigate the imminent crisis.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that according to the Central Water Commission (CWC), Yamuna river’s water level will reach its peak by around 3-4 pm and will start to recede thereafter. The water level in Yamuna is expected to reach 208.75 metres between 3pm to 5pm today.
He further said this is the first time ever that Yamuna has swollen up to this level in Delhi. Kejriwal said: “As per the CWC prediction, the peak (of river Yamuna’s water level) will reach by 3-4 pm today and it will then start going down”.
Three water treatment plants in Delhi have been shut down due to the rising water levels of Yamuna since water has entered the pumps and machines, Kejriwal noted. Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a tweet that trains are passing through all the four metro bridges on the river with restricted speed of 30 kmph as a safety measure.
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Delhi’s Yamuna river once again exceeded the danger mark due to a surge in water discharge from the Hathnikund Barrage. This increase in water levels raises concerns about the possibility of another round of floods in the capital city. As of 9 pm, the water level in the Yamuna River reached 206.42 metres, crossing the danger mark. In response to the situation, authorities are issuing announcements to evacuate residents from low-lying areas to ensure their safety.
The national capital on Sunday recorded a maximum temperature of 37.5 degree Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, according to the India Meteorological Department. The minimum temperature settled at 28.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, the IMD said.The weather department had predicted a generally cloudy sky with light rain during the day. However, rain eluded the city on Sunday.For Monday as well, the weather department has predicted a generally cloudy sky with light rain.
yamuna water level in delhi today
Delhi is now on extreme flood alert with water levels of Yamuna River at an all-time high of 208.6 metres. The swollen river has submerged low-lying areas, prompting evacuation measures. The city may also face a drinking water problem as three water treatment plants have been shut down due to flooding.
The DMRC tweeted: “Due to rising water levels of the Yamuna, trains are passing through all the four metro bridges on the river with a restricted speed of 30 kmph as a precautionary measure. Normal services on all corridors”.
Entry and exit gates at the Yamuna Bank metro station have been temporarily closed due to the rising water levels of the Yamuna river. Interchange facilities are, however, available. Commuters are advised to plan their journey well in advance keeping in mind the route diversions and weather forecasts.
Yamuna river swelled to a staggering 208.48 metres on Thursday morning, due to which arterial roads and public and private infrastructure are heavily inundated. Low-lying areas in Chandgiram Akhada Chowk, Red Fort, Purana Qila, and Civil Lines were heavily waterlogged, leading to massive traffic snarls.
Delhi flood news LIVE: Delhi Metro posted above avg ridership in last three days
Delhi Metro recorded above average ridership in the last three days, indicating that more people took the rapid transit system for commuting in the period amid flooding in several key areas in the national capital due to swollen Yamuna.
The average ridership figure for the DMRC stands at 55-60 lakh, a senior official said.
On July 11, more than 62 lakh passengers took metro for travelling, while the figures for July 12 and 13 were 61,32,431 and 61,33,673 respectively, the DMRC said in a statement.
SCHOOLS SHUT, WFH FOR OFFICES
With the Yamuna swelling to a staggering 208.6 metres, the government has decided to extend the closure of non-essential government offices, schools, and colleges until Sunday, July 16. Additionally, private establishments have been strongly advised to implement work-from-home policies during this period.