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Days after flooding, traffic movement near Red Fort return to normal

New Delhi: The vehicular movement on Wednesday morning has returned to normal on the road adjacent to the red fort, which was inundated due to unprecedented rise in the water level of Yamuna river triggered by the heavy rainfall across the country. On July 13, Yamuna water level breached the all-time high following which several […]

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Jul 19, 2023 14:52 IST
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New Delhi: The vehicular movement on Wednesday morning has returned to normal on the road adjacent to the red fort, which was inundated due to unprecedented rise in the water level of Yamuna river triggered by the heavy rainfall across the country.

On July 13, Yamuna water level breached the all-time high following which several parts of the national capital submerged halting the day to day activities of Delhities.

Read More: Yamuna water level goes down to 205.25 metre; situation improves

Meanwhile, the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has shown a slight decrease, providing some relief from the recent flooding concerns.

As of 6 am today, the water level was recorded at 205.25 meters, slightly lower than the level of 205.35 meters recorded at 7 pm yesterday and 205.26 meters recorded at 3 pm yesterday. While the river had crossed the danger mark on July 10, it is currently below the critical threshold.

In response to the improving flood situation and the descending water level of the Yamuna River, the State Government has decided to lift the ban on entry of heavy vehicles into Delhi, effective today.

The ban, which was initially imposed on July 13 due to waterlogging at various borders, including the Singhu border, Badarpur border, Loni border, and Chilla border, will no longer be in effect. However, heavy vehicles carrying essential items were exempted from this restriction.

Although the situation is gradually returning to normal in Delhi, some areas continue to experience waterlogging and flood-like conditions. Visuals have shown Rajghat and surrounding areas submerged in water.

In response to the ongoing challenges, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams for rescue operations in the flood-affected districts of Delhi. So far, the NDRF has successfully rescued 1606 individuals, evacuated 7241 people and 956 livestock, and provided pre-hospital treatment to 908 rescued persons.

First published on: Jul 19, 2023 02:45 PM IST

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