Flood-like situation in Delhi: PM Modi talks to LG, NDRF takes over

Delhi Flood PM Modi

New Delhi: Flood-like situation has occurred in Delhi due to rise in the water level of Yamuna river and heavy rains. Many colonies have become water-logged, while the problem of water-logging in drains has also increased. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also started rescuing people and animals by taking the lead. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in India on Saturday after concluding his two-nation tour to France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also spoke to Delhi LG Vinay Kumar Saxena.

directed to take action

He inquired about the water logging and flood situation in Delhi. Sources told news agency ANI- “As soon as he reached Delhi, the PM spoke to the LG of Delhi about the status of the flood-like situation in Delhi due to Yamuna river and the progress made in mitigation.” Earlier on Thursday too, PM Modi called the LG of Delhi from France and inquired about the waterlogging and flood situation in Delhi and the efforts to deal with it. PM Modi instructed to take appropriate steps by taking all possible help from the Central Government.

Delhi’s LG Vinay Kumar Saxena said in a tweet- Prime Minister Narendra Modi called from France and inquired in detail about the waterlogging and flood situation in Delhi and the efforts being made to deal with it. He directed to take appropriate steps in the interest of Delhi by taking all possible help from the Central Government.

Yamuna river’s water level recorded 207.48 meters

The water level of the swollen Yamuna river in Delhi was recorded at 207.48 meters at 10 am on Saturday. The swollen Yamuna river has touched the wall of the Red Fort on the Ring Road, inundating the surrounding areas. The water level of Yamuna river was recorded at 207.27 meters today at 1 pm. Whereas today at 12 noon it was 207.38 metres. The water level was recorded at 207.98 meters last night at 11 pm.

People are seen struggling with water logging

In addition, a diving team of the Indian Navy carried out de-silting work at Yamuna Barrage, ITO today. Several parts of Delhi are witnessing waterlogging and flooding especially after incessant rains and release of water from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana. People are seen battling water logging. Commuters were seen pushing their motorcycles through the water. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department on Friday predicted that light to moderate rain and thundershowers are likely to occur in Delhi during the next 4-5 days.

Public advisory issued by the municipal council

Meanwhile, a public advisory has been issued by the New Delhi Municipal Council. It said the closure of Delhi Jal Board’s water treatment plants at Wazirabad and Chandrawal has severely affected water supply in the NDMC area. Residents are advised to use water judiciously. Limit water use to only the most essential needs. All residents and businesses should severely limit water use until further notice.

NDMC requests cooperation and understanding from all to help it tide over this difficult situation. NDMC officials and staff are trying their best to serve everyone, however, we are constrained due to non-availability of sufficient water. NDMC requests your cooperation in this difficult time.

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