New Delhi must close schools and offices due to flooding.

Web DeskJuly 14, 2023
New Delhi must close schools and offices due to flooding.

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, the municipal council of India’s capital was obliged to halt all educational institutions due to flooding in some areas of the city and advise residents to work from home while issuing a water rationing alert after the Yamuna river overflowed its banks.

According to the India Meteorological Department, since the wet monsoon season started on June 1, Delhi has seen 113% above-average rainfall, and the rains in the hilly states to the north have fuelled the river’s flooding.In the downtown district, where businesses and government offices are located, video footage showed waterlogged roads and water halfway up the sides of parked cars. In other pictures, the road by the city’s historic Red Fort was submerged.

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“I appeal to all the people of Delhi to cooperate with each other in every possible way in this emergency,” Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, warning that water supplies would be badly affected.

“The water supply could be reduced by up to 25% as a result of water treatment plant closures. Water would be rationed as a result, Kejriwal warned the press.

According to Kejriwal, the 20 million-person metropolis has ordered all schools, colleges, and universities to close until Sunday and has prohibited non-essential government employees from reporting to work. He also added that private companies have been instructed “to implement work from home.”

According to Kejriwal, the 20 million-person metropolis has ordered all schools, colleges, and universities to close until Sunday and has prohibited non-essential government employees from reporting to work. He also added that private companies have been instructed “to implement work from home.”

As a result of the remarkably strong downpours north of the capital, Kejriwal predicted that the Yamuna’s level will crest later on Thursday, having already hit its highest levels in 45 years.

Since the monsoon season started, the states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttarakhand have received 105%, 91%, and 22% more rain than typical, respectively.

Hundreds of riverbank residents trekked across flooded walkways on Wednesday to reach some of the 2,500 rescue camps set up to offer temporary refuge, carrying dogs on their shoulders and pots and pans in their hands.

Numerous patients had to be transferred to another hospital due to flooding at a trauma center in the affluent Civil Lines neighborhood, where Kejriwal and many other high-ranking officials reside, according to the ANI news agency.

Since June 24, ANI reported that at least 88 people had perished in Himachal Pradesh as a result of the nonstop rain. Over the weekend, flash floods in the state destroyed a bridge and several groups of hutments.

According to the chief minister of the hilly state of Uttarakhand, roads have been swept away due to recent severe rainfall.

 

 

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