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Delhi floods: Regulator that led to flooding at ITO to be fixed in next 3-4 hours: Arvind Kejriwal. Top 10 updates

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that water has entered pump rooms and water treatment plants due to flooding, causing a halt in operations. The water level of the Yamuna is receding gradually, but the situation is not expected to return to normal for another day.

New Delhi: Vehicles make their way through waterlogged roads at ITO as the Yamuna river floods nearby areas, in New Delhi, (PTI Photo)Premium
New Delhi: Vehicles make their way through waterlogged roads at ITO as the Yamuna river floods nearby areas, in New Delhi, (PTI Photo)

The Yamuna water caused flooding in several parts of Delhi including ITO area, which is a key route to commute from East Delhi to Central Delhi and Connaught Place. The Indraprastha water regulator was breached due to which many areas around ITO and Rajghat were submerged.

Chief minister Arvind Kejrwial said that the strong flow of the Yamuna river led to Indraprastha water regulator breach and is likely to be repaired in the next three-four hours. Commuters faced lot of problems right from waterlogging, traffic due to the flooding at ITO.

At 11 am, the water level in Yamuna, which stood at 208.35 which came down from 208.40 metres at 8am today, however, the current water level is above the danger mark.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that Delhi will likely receive light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms for the next 4-5 days.

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1. Water started entering the city after the regulator was breached and many areas around ITO and Rajghat were submerged.

2. Delhi LG VK Saxena and Kejriwal inspected the repair work on the breached regulator. "The regulator was breached due to strong flow of the Yamuna and water started entering the city. The workers have been involved in repairs since last night and it is expected to be done in 3-4 hours," Kejriwal said.

Also Read: Yamuna Overflows: Why is there a flood-like situation in Delhi when it hasn't rained in days; Explained

3. After inspecting damaged drain regulator at Vikas Marg, ITO, Delhi LG also said, “Army, NDRF, irrigation department and Jal Board are working together and I am hopeful of some positive results in the next 4-5 hours." 

4. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also said that due to the flooding, water has entered pump rooms and our 3 water treatment plants in Chandrawal, Okhla and Wazirabad. "There also water has entered and we can't run the machines because of that. So we won't be able to start operating the machines until the water level goes down, he said.

Also Read: Delhi Floods: People face problems due to the water-logging situation as Yamuna overflows | Watch in five videos

5. Surender Singh Yadav, Special CP, Traffic, Delhi also shared an update saying that “4,500 police deployments have been done in all areas of Delhi. The movements of the Kawariyas are also being monitored. A decrease in water level in areas like Kashmiri Gate is witnessed. But the Ring road area towards Wazirabad is still flooded. We are trying to open the Bhairon Marg till evening. Traffic can be witnessed on NH 44."

6. CM also said that the water level of the Yamuna has started going down and people are expected to get relief soon. He added that flooding of Rajghat was due to backflow of a drain in the area.

7. Floodwaters of the overflowing Yamuna reached the entrance of the Supreme Court in Central Delhi on Friday as the regulator of the Delhi Irrigation and Flood Control Department at Indraprastha suffered damage on Thursday evening.

8. The Delhi Chief Minister and Revenue Minister Atishi directed the chief secretary to seek help from the NDRF and Army to prevent flooding in Delhi due to the damage to the regulator. Kejriwal said involving the Army and NDRF will speed up repair work.

9. Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Atishi on Friday said that the water level of Yamuna river is receding gradually at a rate of 0.1 metre and will take a day’s time for the situation to return to normal. Minister Atishi said that this difficulty is not due to a person or situation but due to incessant heavy rainfall in North India.

10. Many commuters complained of waterlogging at several places causing problems to the traffic. "I have never seen this scenario earlier. We want this problem should be tackled as soon as possible," said a commuter in Delhi's ITO area. Another commuter in the area said that many are facing issues while going to office. “I have never seen this level of water logging. We are facing a lot of difficulties in going to the office," he said. Another commuter in Delhi's Supreme Court area said, “I am coming from Laxmi Nagar area. There is no auto, or bus running. We are facing a lot of problems in travelling. I am going to Bal Bhawan by walking. I walked almost 4 km to reach my destination."

Meanwhile, movement of traffic is restricted from Shanti Van towards Geeta Colony Flyover and also from Geeta Colony Flyover towards Rajghat and ISBT, Kashmere Gate, the Delhi traffic police shared in a tweet.

Yesterday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people to work from home and to only step out of their homes if it is necessary. An advisory is being issued for private offices too to Work for Home. Kejriwal notified that all government and private schools lying in inundated areas have also been shut. Heavy vehicles, except those providing essential services, that enter Delhi will not be allowed.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

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Published: 14 Jul 2023, 12:53 PM IST
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