Water level in Yamuna recedes; ITO, Akshardham, Rajghat areas still submerged
New Delhi : Several areas in the capital city, including ITO, Akshardham, and other localities, continue to grapple with severe flooding as the water level of the Yamuna River recedes at a sluggish pace. The situation has resulted in widespread disruption, with traffic woes plaguing Mathura Road, particularly in the carriageway from Badarpur to Ashram. Waterlogging near the Apollo hospital and Jasola metro station has led to a crawl in traffic movement, causing significant delays near the Sarita Vihar flyover.
News agency ANI shared drone footage on the social media, showing the extent of the waterlogged conditions persisting in ITO and Akshardham, significantly hampering the movement of vehicles. The visuals vividly capture the challenges faced by the residents and commuters in these inundated areas.
According to a recent media reports, the water level of the Yamuna River has receded from 207.67 meters on Saturday to 206.14 meters as of 6 am on Sunday.
While the flow rate from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar has decreased over the past two days, leading to cautious optimism, the water level of the Yamuna still remains above the danger mark of 205.33 meters. To ensure the safety of thousands of people residing in low-lying regions, authorities have facilitated their relocation to safer areas and relief camps, as homes and markets near the river bear the brunt of the deluge.
More rains in Delhi likely, IMD Issues Warning
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather forecast for Delhi, predicting a generally cloudy sky accompanied by light to moderate rain and thundershowers throughout the day. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 34 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively. This forecast raises concerns about further exacerbating the existing flooding crisis in the city.