Twenty-two drains carrying domestic wastewater and industrial effluent fall into the Yamuna between Wazirabad and Okhla.
The silt, accumulated in the form of two solid mounds, is equal to 85 lakh tonnes of waste at the Ghazipur landfill site.
Meanwhile, L-G Vinai Kumar Saxena on Thursday cautioned Kejriwal against ‘misleading and pre-mature publicity’, as approval has been given for celebrations only at designated ghats.
An order has been placed with Cochin Shipyard by the Union government for two cruises.
This, according to the chief minister, is expected to reduce the pollution load in the Yamuna river by 30 per cent.
The city administration issued a flood alert, suspended rail traffic movement on the Old Yamuna Bridge and evacuated around 6,500 people from low-lying areas close to the Yamuna.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking directions to authorities to take urgent steps for cleaning Yamuna River to enable devotees to observe Chhath puja.
The project is spread over 197 hectares of land, out of which 90 hectares is with Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
After immersing the idol, they started taking bath but due to increased water level in the river, they all drowned.
The water level rose again and crossed the warning mark around midnight. It stood at 204.89 metres on Wednesday, the Delhi government’s flood control room said.
As she was setting up the temporary structure, her three children hurried to the opposite side and brought the yellow tarpaulin to cover it.
Low-lying areas near Mayur Vihar Phase I and Akshardham Temple were flooded due to the overflowing Yamuna River. In another incident, SANDRP highlighted the floodplain encroachment near Noida as well.
As per the state government's estimation, the flood-like situation may affect 36,746 people in the capital city.
East Delhi SDM Amod Barthwal said around 5,000 of the 13,000 people living in low-lying areas close to the river have been moved to tents erected near Commonwealth Games Village.
The Delhi flood control room said the water level reached 205.38 metres at 4 pm on Friday. It had issued a warning on Thursday night.
Instructions have been issued to give financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased from the Disaster Relief Fund, the state government said.
Yamuna pollution: NGT imposes cost of Rs 100 crore on Noida authority, Rs 50 crore on Delhi Jal Board
The National Green Tribunal directed the Central Pollution Control Board to issue appropriate directions to all pollution control boards within two months.
However, the Yamuna River under the old ITO Bridge has no flow, owing to the heavy frothing floating over the long stretch of the river.
Water supply is expected to be hit in parts of the national capital from Thursday onwards, informed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) through a public notice issued on Wednesday.
The song's title refers to the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal, which has been a bone of contention between Punjab and Haryana for several decades.