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Delhi flood: Yamuna still over danger mark, reaches Supreme Court and Rajghat

At 8 a.m. today, Yamuna’s water level was 208.48 metres, according to the Central Water Commission (CWC). 10 schools in Delhi’s low-lying Civil Lines zone and 7 in Shahadra would be shuttered today as a result of the potential for flooding, according to MCD.

Due to severe rains, the discharge of water from the Hathnikund Barrage, and rising river levels, many portions of the city are experiencing flooding and water logging.

With severe drain leakage on Thursday night, Yamuna floodwaters came very close to the Supreme Court. The areas near to the Supreme Court, Mathura Road, and Bhagwan Das Road were partially flooded.

On Thursday, as authorities rushed to coordinate rescue and relief efforts, several important sites in Delhi, including the secretariat, which includes the offices of the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues, were flooded. Due to the rise in water level in the Yamuna River following significant rain, waterlogging persisted close to Rajghat on Friday morning. People on ITO Road are having issues because of waterlogging.

Authorities prohibited the entry of large cargo vehicles performing non-essential services and closed all schools and universities until July 16.

Delhi is currently experiencing a drinking water crisis as a result of the Delhi government’s decision to reduce supply by 25% after three water treatment plants — Wazirabad, Chandrawal, and Okhla — were closed due to the Yamuna’s rising level.

Despite the Yamuna water level remaining constant for three hours on Thursday, it began to rise again and by 7 p.m., it had risen three metres above the danger line.

Heavy trucks, except those that are providing necessary services, are not allowed to enter, according to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Additionally, he urged Delhi residents who live in flood-affected regions to stay inside until absolutely necessary.

Other places that experienced flooding included the Outer Ring Road near the Red Fort, Vishwakarma Colony, Yamuna Bazar, ISBT bus station, Kashmere Gate, Shankaracharya Road, Majnu Ka Tila, Batla House, Kirari, and Kingsway Camp.

On Wednesday, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi issued a warning urging people not to perform death rites at Nigambodh Ghat. Due to the increase in Yamuna water levels, the cremation in Geeta Colony was also shut down.

Due to severe monsoon and rainfall in the national capital, the Archaeological Survey of India said on Thursday that Red Fort would remain closed to the general public and visitors from the second half of July 13 to July 14.

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