Delhi after a very long time faced floods, though the Yamuna River routinely crosses the danger mark every year.
Kanhaiya, a Pakistani refugee living in Majnu ka Tila for the past eight years, said six members of his family were injured while evacuating to safety during the floods.
The strike by dengue control workers is taking place under the banner of the Anti-Malaria Ekta Karmachari Union, on a day the MCD House is set to convene for a meeting.
Friday saw the water level of Yamuna breaching the danger mark of 205.33 meters yet again, which means further delay for the affected to go back to their homes.
Additionally, he cited another cabinet decision that determined compensation ranging from Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh for damaged concrete structures.
Council members cornered Kejriwal over several issues including incidents related to recent rains and flood situations in the national capital.
The rise in the river's water level is expected to impact the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-affected low-lying areas of the national capital, officials said.
The river’s water level at the Old Railway Bridge has been hovering around the danger mark after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13.
The authorities have advised people staying at relief camps not to return to their permanent residences.
The rise in the river's water level is expected to impact the ongoing relief-and-rehabilitation work in the flood-affected low-lying areas of the national capital.
With this launch, the underprivileged sections of the city will now have access to the same quality of RO water that has long been accessible to the more affluent segments of society.
The Delhi High Court holds the Kejriwal govt accountable on flood relief and rehabilitation.
As the river flowed above 206 metres throughout Monday, the Delhi government told a High Court bench that it has taken steps to provide relief to those affected by the flooding of the Yamuna.
The Yamuna river's water level at the Old Railway Bridge has been hovering around the danger mark after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13.
"We have seen a marginal increase in such cases with patients coming with complaints of burning sensation in eyes," a doctor said.
The cumulative tally of the year for vector-borne illness has risen to 187, according to data shared by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Delhi health minister Saurabh Bharadwaj had said recently that after floods, there is a fear of spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria rising.
The river water level had been hovering around the danger mark of 205.33 metres for the last few days after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13.
According to the CWC data, the flow rate at the Yamunanagar-located Hathnikund Barrage crossed the 1 lakh mark at 9 am and oscillated between 2 lakh and 2.5 lakh cusecs between 10 am and 4 pm.
The plea stated that around 25,000 people were affected by the recent flood in the national capital and complained of a lack of proper sanitation facilities and food at the relief camps.