Trending TopicsIpl 2024Lok Sabha 2024

---Advertisement---

AAP Atishi directs Chief Secretary to call NDRF, Army to Tackle Delhi Flood Crisis

New Delhi: Delhi Revenue Minister Atishi on Friday directed Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar to call in engineering wings of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Army, to tackle the flood situation in the national capital. According to the notifications issued by the Revenue Minister, all night teams of I&FC have been building up […]

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Jul 14, 2023 15:29 IST
Share :
Atishi directs Chief Secretary to call NDRF, Army to Tackle Delhi Flood Crisis
Atishi directs Chief Secretary to call NDRF, Army to Tackle Delhi Flood Crisis

New Delhi: Delhi Revenue Minister Atishi on Friday directed Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar to call in engineering wings of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Army, to tackle the flood situation in the national capital.

According to the notifications issued by the Revenue Minister, all night teams of I&FC have been building up the vier at Drain no 12 near WHO building. “However, the water is still entering the city in large volumes. Kindly put all the resources to fix the issue,” it stated.

Read More: Delhi flood: Red Fort to be closed for visitors till July 14

“If needed all engineering wings of the NDRF and the Army be requested to help on this matter. Please take it up at highest priority. We cannot let water enter further parts of the city,” it said.

“Chief Secretary to personally monitor the situation of the repair of Drain 12, and provide hourly updates to CM Arvind Kejriwal, Minister I&FC and myself,” Revenue Minister said in a notification.

Due to the unprecedented rise in the water level of surging Yamuna, the roads of the national capital turned into rivers where boats were seen floating instead of cars to rescue people from the flood effected areas and taking them to the safe shelters.

The water level of the Yamuan river on Friday morning was 208.44.

Several parts of Delhi induated including Monastery Market, Yamuna Bazar, Garhi Mandu, Geeta Ghat, Vishwakarma Colony, Khadda Colony, areas around Neeli Chhatri Temple near the old railway bridge, Neem Karoli Gaushala and ring road from Wazirabad to Majnu Ka Tila.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the flood like situation in the national capital, Delhi government on Thursday issued an order banning the entry of heavy goods vehicles and interstate buses in the city.

As per the order dated July 13, 2023, in view of the abnormally rising water level of Yamuna River which has breached the danger level and leading to the risk of flooding in some parts of Delhi.

“Given the exigency of the situation, in exercise of provision of section 115 MV Act 1988, It is hereby ordered that the entry of Heavy Goods Vehicles is hereby banned from the Singhu Border, Badarpur Border, Loni Border and Chilla Border,” it stated.

First published on: Jul 14, 2023 03:25 PM IST

Get Breaking News First and Latest Updates from India and around the world on News24. Follow News24 on Facebook, Twitter.

Related Story