Live: Distressing form of Yamuna in Delhi, threat of flood looms, LG convenes DDMA meeting -aabtak24


Heavy Rain Alert Live Updates: The incessant rains in North India have taken a formidable form. Due to continuous increase in the water level of Yamuna in the country’s capital Delhi, the danger of flood has started looming. After 45 years, the water level of Yamuna river has crossed 208 meters. 

The water level of Yamuna near the old railway bridge in Delhi was recorded at 208.08 meters on Wednesday (July 12) at 11 pm and it is expected to reach 208.30 meters by 8 am on Thursday (July 13). Earlier in 1978, the water level of Yamuna had gone up to 207.49 metres.

Flood water has entered the riverside areas in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to deal with the flood situation. Along with this, he has also sought help from the Center.

Along with Delhi, the situation is serious due to rain in western Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana. The rains have caused havoc in Himachal Pradesh. 88 people have lost their lives due to rains in the state, while 16 people are missing and 100 have been injured. Many passengers are stranded in Chandratal of Himachal Pradesh, to evacuate them, State Government Minister Jagat Singh Negi and the administration team have reached there.

 13 districts of Punjab have come under the grip of flood and 479 villages are badly affected. Water is entering the border areas of India after Pakistan’s dam broke near the zero line in Ferozepur. Rain alert has been issued for entire Punjab on Thursday. 


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