Delhi has announced that all schools and colleges will be shut till Sunday due to waterlogging in several parts of the national capital. The Yamuna river has risen to a staggering 208.48 metres, flooding nearby streets and public and private infrastructure. With the situation deteriorating every passing hour, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to intervene and the city police has imposed prohibitory orders in flood-prone areas.
The water level in Yamuna was 208.48 metres at 8 am today as Hathnikund barrage in Haryana continues to release water into the river.
Also expected to be impacted is Delhi’s drinking water supply as three treatment plants have been closed following rising levels of the Yamuna.
“Due to increase in the Yamuna water level, many water treatment plants had to be closed. I personally visited the Wazirabad plant on the banks of the Yamuna. We will start it as soon as the situation returns to normalcy,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
Here are the LIVE updates on the Flood-like Situation In Delhi:
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12 NDRF teams deployed in Delhi to tackle flood situation
A dozen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Delhi to tackle the situation in view of increased water levels in the Yamuna river, officials said on Thursday.
Delhi Live News: All Delhi Schools, Colleges Shut Till Sunday
As Yamuna waters flood Delhi streets, the government has announced that all schools and colleges will remain shut till Sunday. All government employees will work from home till Sunday too.
Delhi Bans Entry Of Heavy Goods Vehicles In Delhi As Yamuna Swells
The Delhi government has banned the entry of heavy goods vehicles, barring those carrying essentials, in the city from four borders including Singhu as a precautionary measure in view of the rising Yamuna levels, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday.
Delhi Live News: Delhi Chief Minister Asks People To Stay Safe, Help Each Other
Requesting people to stay away from flooded areas, the Chief Minister this morning said the administration is vacating waterlogged areas and sought the citizens’ cooperation for evacuation. “Saving lives most important. I appeal to all Delhiites to help each other in this emergency,” he tweeted.
Delhi Live News: Some Areas May Face Water Crisis As Delhi Shuts 3 Plants
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water treatment plants will be closed due to Yamuna river’s rising water level. This could cause a water problem in some parts of the national capital, he added. He further said that the water treatment plants will be restarted as soon as Yamuna river’s water recedes.
Delhi News: DDMA meeting today on flood situation in Delhi
Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena will hold a special meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday to discuss the flood situation in the city, officials said.
Lt Governor V K Saxena has also called a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday. In a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Arvind Kejriwal requested that the water from Hathnikund barrage in Haryana be released slowly and pointed out that Delhi is set to host the G20 Summit meeting in a few weeks.
Delhi Schools In Flooded Areas Shut
With the Yamuna swelling to a staggering 208.48 metres, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced closure of schools in areas inundated with floodwater.
Yamuna Level In Delhi Rises Further, Flooding Near Arvind Kejriwal’s Home
The Ring Road in Civil Lines area has been flooded and the stretch connecting Majnu ka Tila with Kashmiri Gate ISBT is closed. This spot is barely 500 metres from the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Assembly.