Delhi flood: On Thursday morning, the Yamuna River crossed 208 metres mark, which is more than three metres above the danger zone. At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the river breached the highest flood record. The water level surpassed the previous highest flood level of 207.49 m, recorded in 1978. Extreme Flood alert in Delhi.
The Central Water Commission predicts that the Yamuna River’sh water level would reach 208.75 metres today between 3-5 p.m.
Several regions of the city are facing flooding and waterlogging as the Yamuna River continues to rise due to heavy rainfall.
Traffic flow has been affected on various routes due to the rise in Yamuna water level and the inundation of low-lying regions. The Delhi Traffic Police is advised commuters to plan their journeys in advance.
Delhi Flood: CM Kejriwal’s media interaction
While speaking to ANI, Delhi CM, Kejriwal said this is Yamuna’s first time at this level. Three WTPs have been shut down, and water has entered the machines. The water supply in Delhi will be reduced by around 25%, and there will be a water deficit for 1-2 days. The plant is expected to be functional by tomorrow evening.
DELHI CM KEJRIWAL AT WAZIRABAD WATER TREATMENT PLANT‼️
पहली बार यमुना इस स्तर पर है। 3 WTP बंद हुए हैं, पानी मशीनों में घुस गया है
दिल्ली का पानी करीब 25% कम हो जाएगा, 1-2 दिन पानी की किल्लत रहेगी। उम्मीद है कि कल शाम तक Plant शुरू हो जाएगा।
CWC के अनुसार, आज दोपहर 4 बजे तक… pic.twitter.com/xMcj1nNIAN
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