Weather News India Live Updates: According to the Delhi government, a total of 16,564 people living in low-lying areas have been evacuated to safer places.
Today’s weather news LIVE Updates: Several north Indian states have reported a loss of life and property, along with disruption in transport and power as heavy rainfall lashed the parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, for the past few days leading to waterlogging, flash floods and landslides.
Meanwhile, the water level of Yamuna in Delhi has crossed the mark of 208.08 meters, exceeding the Central Water Commission’s estimate of 207.99 meters late on Wednesday night, putting authorities on alert mode. Thousands of people staying national capital’s low-lying areas were shifted to safe places as a precautionary measure.
Watch: Police van stuck in flood-water near Kashmere Gate in Delhi
Overflowing Yamuna: Water treatment plants shut; drinking supply to be hit in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said water supply may be affected in parts of the city with the shutting down of treatment plants at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla following rising levels of the Yamuna.
The Yamuna river swelled to a staggering 208.48 metres Thursday morning, inundating nearby streets and public and private infrastructure, and causing immense hardships to people living in close proximity to the river.
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. It is expected to rise further, according to the Central Water Commission, which has termed it an “extreme situation”.
Light to moderate rainfall likely to occur over south-west and south Delhi: IMD
India Meteorological Department on Thursday said, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of South-West Delhi, South Delhi (Chhattarpur, IGNOU, Ayanagar, Deramandi) and NCR (Gurugram, Manesar) , Sikandrabad, Bulandshahar, Khurja, Pahasu (U.P.) during next 2 hours.”