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 veterans' group, “Atulya Ganga,” presented results of a survey evaluating the river’s health, pointing out that the NMCG focuses on Ganga and lacks effort to clean other tributaries.
Prime Minister Modi, on Sunday, while addressing the 103rd Mann Ki Baat said, “The past few days have been full of anxiety and hardships on account of natural calamities.
The families of all five children were called and an extensive search was made near the river, but they were not found.
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 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.
A dolphin got trapped in a net when four fishermen from Naseerpur village were fishing in Yamuna in the morning on July 22.
The incident took place on Friday evening when Mohammad Ahsan and his friend Rajkumar were swimming in the river, a senior police officer said.
The river water level, which has been hovering around the danger mark of 205.33 metres for the last few days, dropped below the threshold again on Saturday morning.
“Water from the main area of the memorial was completely pumped out and it was dried and cleaned now.
Gaurav visited different areas, including Yamuna Bazar, and met the people displaced from the flood plains of the Yamuna.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the water has started receding and people will soon be able to go back to their homes from relief camps.
many said they lost everything, some cried having to spend nights under a tarpaulin sheet while some were simply stunned at sudden abandonment.
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With several parts of the city still inundated, the chief minister also urged people to avoid waterlogged areas.
Water started entering the city after the Indraprastha water regulator was breached and many areas around ITO and Rajghat were submerged.
The swollen Yamuna has crossed the danger mark, breaching the all-time record of 1978, flooding low-lying areas near the banks.
The water level at the Old Railway Bridge crossed the 208-metre mark Wednesday night and rose to 208.48 metres by 8 am on Thursday.