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New Delhi: Delhi has been raining heavily for the last three days. Water has filled the roads. Roads have taken the form of rivers. The water level of Yamuna is also increasing continuously. Apprehensions were raised that if the water level continues to rise like this, will the national capital also be submerged in floods. On Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave a big information regarding all these apprehensions. he/she has said that there is no threat of flood in Delhi due to rise in the water level of Yamuna after two days of heavy rains in the national capital and neighboring areas.
Flood-like situation unlikely
Briefing after a meeting to review the handling of heavy rains in the city, he/she said, “A flood-like situation is unlikely to arise in Delhi. The government is prepared to deal with any situation.” Kejriwal said that this is not the time to point fingers and target anyone. The evacuation of people from low-lying areas around the Yamuna will begin as soon as the river crosses the 206-metre mark, he/she said. Citing the report of the Central Water Commission (CWC), Kejriwal said that Yamuna river is flowing at 203.58 meters in Delhi. It is expected to reach 205.5 meters tomorrow morning. Moreover, as per the weather forecast, the water level in Yamuna is not expected to rise and there is no possibility of flood like situation.
Potholes on Delhi roads to be filled
Kejriwal also said that potholes on Delhi roads will be filled to prevent accidents and the New Delhi Municipal Corporation has been asked to solve waterlogging problems faced by residents. Apart from this, incidents of road subsidence will be investigated. “All political parties will have to coordinate and find ways to provide relief to the people. Northern India has received unprecedented rainfall in the past few days,” he/she said. he/she said that after 1982, Delhi received maximum rainfall in July. Kejriwal said, “There are reports that people are facing a lot of problems in other nearby areas as well. In such a situation, we all have to come forward and help each other.”
After 1982, there was so much rain in July
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the national capital recorded 153 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Sunday, the highest in a single day in July since 1982. Heavy rains lashed several parts of northwest India on Sunday, breaking a 41-year record in Delhi, the IMD said.
In the last two days, there were reports of house collapse, uprooting of trees and water-logging in several residential colonies in the national capital.Water-logging was also witnessed in diplomatic areas such as Chanakyapuri, Kaka Nagar, Bharati Nagar and other major roads and colonies under the jurisdiction of NDMC. Moreover, according to the IMD, the interaction between the Western Disturbance and the monsoon winds is causing intense rainfall over northwest India, including Delhi, which received its first very heavy rainfall of the season.
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