Delhi Floods: Water reaches Red Fort, Ring Road submerged as Yamuna continues in spate
Due to the rise in the water level of Yamuna and resultant inundation of low-lying areas, traffic movement has been impaired on Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road) between IP Flyover and Chandgi Ram Akhara and many other routes. Must read full story on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Water reached on the Ring Road at the backside of the Red Fort on Thursday as the Yamuna river continued to flow above danger level. All the shops around Kashmere Gate here will remain closed until Sunday due to the flood situation.
Due to the rise in the water level of Yamuna and resultant inundation of low-lying areas, traffic movement has been impaired on Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road) between IP Flyover and Chandgi Ram Akhara, Mahatma Gandhi Marg between Kalighat Mandir and Delhi Secretariat and Outer Ring Road between Wazirabad Bridge and Chandgi Ram Akhara, while the area near Nigam Bodh Ghat was also flooded.
Traffic on the GT Karnal Road in the national capital was also thrown out of gear as the Yamuna waters breached the warning mark.
Meanwhile, a police van was seen stuck in flood water near Kashmere Gate on Thursday as the Yamuna River overflowed and Chandgi Ram Akhada Chowk area of Delhi witnessed severe flooding. Several areas of the city are reeling under flood or flood-like situations due to the rise in the water level of Yamuna.
The water level at 1 pm was recorded as 208.62 metres, it was found to be the same even at 2 pm.
In a tweet, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that trains are passing through all four Metro bridges on the river (Yamuna) with a restricted speed as a precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested Delhiites, residing in flood-affected areas, to not leave their houses if not essential.
Amid the rising water level of River Yamuna, the Delhi government banned entry of heavy goods vehicles from the Singhu Border, Badarpur Border, Loni Border and Chilla Border. Interstate buses from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, J&K, and Uttarakhand terminating at ISBT Kashmere Gate will terminate at the Singhu border.
However, all Delhi schools and colleges will remain closed till Sunday and government offices, except those providing essential services, will resort to working from home. (with Agency inputs)