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Business News/ News / India/  Monsoon LIVE News: Thousands displaced in Delhi as Yamuna breaches 45-year record

Monsoon LIVE News: Thousands displaced in Delhi as Yamuna breaches 45-year record

Weather Update: Parts of Delhi may witness light to moderate downpour on Wednesday and intermittent rains are predicted over the next four to five days, IMD said.  Delhi: Thousands forced to leave homes as Yamuna level breaches 45-yr record of 207.49m 

Heavy rainfall in Delhi prompts authorities to issue flood warnings and evacuate residents. (AFP)Premium
Heavy rainfall in Delhi prompts authorities to issue flood warnings and evacuate residents. (AFP)

Monsoon Rain: Heavy rain persisted in various parts of the country including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana. In Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal called for a meeting with all ministers, officers and mayor over the situation in the national capital due to incessant rainfall. As per Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Service, a total of total 13 incidents of house collapse were reported in the national capital.

Meanwhile, IMD issued a red alert for several districts of Himachal Pradesh and an orange alert for three districts for the next 48 hours as the state continued to receive heavy rainfall. IMD has also issued alerts for flash floods, landslides in the state.

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12 Jul 2023, 07:00:05 AM IST

Yamuna water level rises due to heavy rains in hilly areas

Delhi rain update: The water level of Yamuna suddenly rose again owing to heavy rains in the anchor catchment area on Tuesday. Three lakh 59 thousand cusecs of water was released from Hathni Kund barrage into Yamuna on Tuesday noon.

Due to the heavy rains in the hilly areas, all the river drains coming out of the hilly areas are running above the danger mark. The water level of the Pathrala river, Som river and other hilly rivers in Yamunanagar has increased all of a sudden thereby leading to increase in water level of the Yamuna as well.

Since all the gates of Hathini Kund Barrage was open, the water will reach Delhi in the next 72 hours. High alert has been issued by the administration as water level is likely to rise.

11 Jul 2023, 10:17:08 PM IST

Rain-battered north India counts its losses, rescue efforts gather pace

Rainfall in north India subsided on Tuesday following three consecutive days of heavy rain, exposing the magnitude of loss and devastation. Officials confirmed an additional 20 deaths and intensified their relief and rescue operations.

The total number of fatalities rose to 31 in Himachal Pradesh, which had previously reported 18 deaths by Monday. Uttarakhand, situated nearby, recorded five deaths. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan each reported one death resulting from rain-related incidents.

11 Jul 2023, 09:01:05 PM IST

Present level of river water at Old Railway Bridge (ORB) is 206.76 meters

11 Jul 2023, 08:00:38 PM IST

Delhi LG chairs meeting of senior officials to overcome severe waterlogging

"Delhi LG VK Saxena chaired a meeting with senior officials of stakeholder agencies - PWD, NDMC, MCD, DJB, I&FC & Railways to review the situation and devise workable solutions to overcome severe waterlogging in Delhi. LG visited waterlogging-prone sites including Pragati Maidan Tunnel, Minto Bridge and Zakhira Underpass this morning," the office of Lieutinant Governor said in a statement

11 Jul 2023, 07:07:00 PM IST

Informed PM Modi about increased water level: Haryana CM

“It's raining heavily in Haryana, but due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, the flow of water has increased here, about which I have informed the PM. We have not suffered as much damage as in Himachal Pradesh," Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said. 

11 Jul 2023, 06:40:03 PM IST

‘Continuously working to ensure the safety of the people:’ Himachal Pradesh DGP

"The team is deployed everywhere in the state. We are continuously working to ensure the safety of the people. We have set up four lines and trying to contact people across the country to inform them about their families. 200 people have been contacted since morning and their family has been informed about their well-being. We are also contacting the embassies," said Satwant Atwal Trivedi acting DGP of Himachal Pradesh

11 Jul 2023, 06:10:10 PM IST

Floods have caused severe damage to the state: Himachal Pradesh CM 

"I have conducted the aerial survey and have decided to send officials to the flood-affected areas. We had discussions with PM Modi, BJP president JP Nadda, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi regarding this. We are going to start evacuation at several places in the state. Alternate routes will be prepared for the roads that are completely damaged. The floods have caused severe damage to the state. Our attempt is to restore electricity and provide fresh water at the earliest" the chief minister said. 

11 Jul 2023, 05:41:50 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Deputy CM Mukesh Agnihotri inspects flood-hit areas

"Consultations and discussions are underway. I feel in the next 24 hrs we will be able to move forward. We are checking the conditions of the buses here. Kullu is the worst hit and all routes have been suspended...We have rescued those stranded at various locations," said Mukesh Agnihotri.

11 Jul 2023, 05:13:08 PM IST

Rain-battered north India counts its losses, rescue efforts gather pace

The intensity of rainfall varied across different regions in northern India. While the rain subsided in certain areas, it poured heavily in others. This resulted in at least seven more fatalities and left hundreds of people stranded as the raging waters swept through villages, towns, and fields. The affected regions stretched from the desert state of Rajasthan to the hills of Himachal Pradesh.

To address the dire situation caused by the continuous downpour over the past three days, state governments intensified their efforts in providing relief and conducting rescue operations in the affected districts. They had to navigate through the aftermath of destruction left in the wake of the incessant rainfall.

Among the recent fatalities, four were reported in Uttarakhand, while the remaining occurred in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Punjab. These numbers add to the previously reported 37 deaths until Monday.

11 Jul 2023, 04:46:41 PM IST

Uttarakhand on “full alert” amid weather warnings 

"Every year during monsoon time here, we have to face natural calamities. There are landslides due to excessive precipitation, and the water level of the rivers increases. We are in full alert mode. All the officials of the district administration and those in our disaster management are doing their work. All of them have been asked to stay in alert mode to face any situation. Our other organizations are also working on this. NDRF, Army, and our PWD department are all ready to face any situation and we are constantly in touch with the people to help them in any situation," Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said 

11 Jul 2023, 04:15:22 PM IST

72 deaths since onset of monsoon in Himachal

"Since the onset of monsoon on June 24 till yesterday, We have around 72 deaths reported and 8-10 are missing following heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh. Over 73 houses have been damaged and 373 animals have died. Over 761 crores worth of properties have been damaged" Onkar Chand Sharma, Revenue & Disaster Management principal secretary said on flood situation in Himachal Pradesh

11 Jul 2023, 03:54:24 PM IST

4 dead, 10 injured due to falling debris on Gangotri National Highway in Uttarakhand

According to the authorities, on Tuesday, a tragic incident occurred near Gangnani in Uttarakhand where four individuals lost their lives and ten individuals sustained injuries as a result of debris falling on Gangotri National Highway.

"Four people have died due to falling debris. 10 passengers who were injured have been admitted to CSC Bhatwadi for treatment", the police said.

11 Jul 2023, 03:35:54 PM IST

IAF chopper requisitioned to airlift tourists stranded at Chandertal in Himachal Pradesh

A helicopter belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been requested to transport the stranded tourists at Chandertal in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Additionally, a rescue team from Kaza has reached Kunzum Top and is merely eight kilometers away from the lake. Heavy rain and snowfall in the area have led to approximately 300 individuals, predominantly tourists, being trapped in camps situated at an elevation of 14,100 feet in Chandertal.

"Two of them were facing breathing issues due to the high altitude and they would be airlifted," Principal Secretary, Revenue, Onkar Chand Sharma said

11 Jul 2023, 03:13:53 PM IST

39 NDRF teams deployed in Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab amid heavy rain alert

“A total of 39 NDRF teams have been deployed in Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab and other states amid heavy rain alert. Teams from Odisha and Maharashtra are also on standby. We are in touch with state authorities and we are monitoring the situation. In case the need arises, evacuations will be done," Mohsen Shahidi, DIG NDRF said. 

11 Jul 2023, 02:52:54 PM IST

Rain updates: IMD issues red alert for Uttarakhand, predicts heavy rainfall in UP

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued red alert for Uttarakhand, and has predicted heavy rainfall in parts of northwest UP. There are chances of light to moderate rainfall in Delhi and significant rain subsided in Himachal, Naresh Kumar, IMD scientist told ANI.

11 Jul 2023, 02:35:23 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh: CM Sukhvinder SIngh Sukhu conducts aerial survey

As the state witnessed one of its worst episode of continous rainfall in last three days, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu conducted aerial survey of the flood-hit areas on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2023, 02:15:55 PM IST

Uttarkhand rain: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami visits rain-hit areas in Dehradun

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visited rain-affected areas in Dehradun. He also instructed the concerned authorities to investigate the current situation. He assured that the repair work will start soon.

11 Jul 2023, 01:40:08 PM IST

Rajasthan rain update: Heavy downpour in many parts of state today, one killed

Rajasthan rain update: Heavy to very rainfall was recorded in isolated parts of Rajasthan on Tuesday. Heavy downpour resulted in one death in Pratapgarh district, officials told PTI on Tuesday.

Highest rainfall was recorded in Shivganj in Sirohi. It rained 13-centimetre downpour in a 24-hour period ending on Tuesday morning, they said.

Light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places in the eastern part of the state and at isolated places in the western part during the same period, the officials added.

11 Jul 2023, 12:40:35 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh rain update: Deputy CM Mukesh Agnihotri inspects flood-hit areas

Himachal Pradesh rains: Deputy CM Mukesh Agnihotri inspected flood-hit areas in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. He said that consultations and discussions are underway and expected that transportation will begin within next 24 hours in the area. 

"Consultations and discussions are underway. I feel in the next 24 hrs we will be able to move forward. We are checking the conditions of the buses here. Kullu is the worst hit and all routes have been suspended...We have rescued those stranded at various locations," said Mukesh Agnihotri.

11 Jul 2023, 12:17:24 PM IST

Himachal rain updates: People facing drinking water shortage amid incessant rainfall. Watch video

As Himachal Pradesh is devastated by incessant rainfall, shortage of drinking water has added on to the woes of people in Shimla. To deal with the problem, Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Ltd (SJPNL) is seen supplying water to people through tankers.

11 Jul 2023, 11:53:01 AM IST

A portion of a flyover in Haryana's Panchkula washed away due to heavy rainfall

Due to heavy rainfall in the city, a portion of flyover in Panchkula washed away due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday. Severe cracks were visible on the national highway at many places.

11 Jul 2023, 11:29:38 AM IST

Delhi: Yamuna Bazar area flooded, as river Yamuna flows above danger mark

As river Yamuna continues to flow above the danger mark, Yamuna Bazar area near Old Yamuna Bridge experienced flood on Tuesday. Evacuation of the people living in the low-lying area has also begun.

11 Jul 2023, 10:52:42 AM IST

Delhi rain update: ‘Waterlogging has become a yearly ritual, sewage cleaning is not done,’ says Delhi LG VK Saxena

After waterlogging in Yamuna Bazar area, Delhi LG VK Saxena, said that waterlogging has become a yearly ritual and is the result of inadequate sewage cleaning and untreated drain water.  

"Desilting of Yamuna should be done regularly. Najafgarh drain desilting should be done regularly. I will try to see to it that attention is paid to all this so that people don't have to face this...Nature doesn't inform us in advance, we have to be prepared for it," Delhi LG told ANI.

11 Jul 2023, 10:10:49 AM IST

Himachal rains update: Landslide near Six Mile area in Mandi, Chandigarh-Manali NH closed

Amid heavy rainfall, landslide was reported near Six Mile area in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Because of the landslide, Chandigarh-Manali national highway was closed.

11 Jul 2023, 09:46:05 AM IST

Delhi: Road cave-in near Shershah road, traffic to stay affected near India gate

Amid heavy rainfall, another road cave-in appeared near Shershah road, India Gate, Delhi. Due to this, traffic will be affected on C-Hexagon India Gate on Monday.

11 Jul 2023, 09:13:05 AM IST

Watch: Beas river swells in Mandi due to heavy downpour

Amid continuous rainfall, Himachal Pradesh's Mandi is facing a flood-like situation due to Beas river's flow on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2023, 07:58:00 AM IST

Water level in Yamuna River rises due to continuous rainfall in the city

Dehradun rains: Water level in Yamuna River rises due to continuous rainfall in the city.

11 Jul 2023, 07:23:37 AM IST

CM Pushkar Singh Dhami takes stock of situation across the state; conducts surprise inspection

Uttarakhand rains: In the midst of the ongoing heavy rains across the state, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is currently taking stock of the current situation across the state by conducting a surprise inspection at the Disaster Control Room located in the Secretariat, Dehradun.

11 Jul 2023, 07:02:31 AM IST

Rail traffic over old Yamuna bridge suspended

Delhi weather update: Delhi: Rail traffic over the old Yamuna bridge, temporarily suspended since 06.00 a.m today--July 11: Northern Railway

11 Jul 2023, 06:49:08 AM IST

Red alert, flash flood warning issued for these districts of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal rain update: A red alert has been issued for very heavy rainfall in Solan, Shimla, Sirmaur, Kullu, Mandi, Kinnaur, and Lahaul for the next 24 hours. Additionally, an orange alert has been issued in Una, Hamirpur, Kangra, and Chamba. A flash flood warning has been issued for Mandi, Kinnaur, and Lahaul-Spiti for the next 24 hours: Senior IMD Scientist Sandeep Kumar Sharma (10.07)

11 Jul 2023, 06:27:34 AM IST

Water level in Yamuna River crosses danger mark

Delhi rain update: The water level of the Yamuna river, which breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres earlier on Monday, was recorded at 206.24 mm at 6 am on Tuesday morning, triggering an Orange alert, according to data shared by the Flood Control Department in the national capital. Read more here

11 Jul 2023, 06:25:59 AM IST

Heavy rains caused water-logging in Haryana

Haryana rains: Heavy rains caused water-logging in several villages of Karnal.

11 Jul 2023, 06:08:00 AM IST

Delhi: Orange alert sounded as Yamuna flows over danger mark at 206.04 mm

The water level of the Yamuna, which breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres earlier on Monday, was recorded at 206.04 mm at 11 pm, triggering an Orange alert, according to data shared by the Flood Control Department in the national capital.

According to the flood bulletin, the water level of the Yamuna at the Old Railway Bridge was recorded at 206.04 mm at 11 pm.

With the Yamuna water rising, people residing on the floodplain and along the banks, in the Mayur Vihar Extension area of the national capital, started shifting to roads, according to sources.

Officials said the evacuation of people living on the Yamuna floodplains begins at the 'Orange alert' mark, which is at 206 metres.

It is anticipated that the water level would reach 206.65 metres at 3 am on Tuesday, officials informed further.

10 Jul 2023, 10:51:14 PM IST

Visuals from Ambala-Chandigarh Highway  

10 Jul 2023, 10:21:45 PM IST

Three killed in rain-triggered roof collapse incidents in UP

Three people were killed and as many seriously injured in incidents of roof collapse following heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur and Badaun districts while continued showers disrupted normal life in different districts of the state on Monday.

The Met office here said south-west monsoon remained active over western region and normal over eastern districts resulting in light to moderate rain/thundershowers accompanied with thunderstorm and lightning at a few places over east UP and most places in western part of the state.

Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at isolated places over western areas, it said.

10 Jul 2023, 10:10:48 PM IST

Heavy rains batter north India; Army, NDRF teams step in for rescue ops

Incessant rains played havoc for the third consecutive day on Monday in parts of north India, particularly Himachal Pradesh where landslides claimed four more lives even as the Army and NDRF teams stepped in to intensify the relief and rescue operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken with chief ministers of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand about the situation and assured them of all help and support from the central government.

Modi also spoke with senior ministers and officials and took stock of the situation in the wake of excessive rainfall in parts of the country, his office said.

10 Jul 2023, 09:48:41 PM IST

Delhi govt declares holiday for students of nursery to class five

10 Jul 2023, 09:36:53 PM IST

IMD says Intense rain in Himachal Pradesh likely to decrease from tomorrow

"We've witnessed landslides, flash floods and road blockages, however, tomorrow onwards we are expecting rainfall to decrease in Himachal Pradesh but similar rainfall or slightly less in intensity may continue over Uttarakhand. Rainfall to continue in Uttarakhand for next 3 days," IMD Senior Scientist Dr Soma Sen Roy told ANI.

10 Jul 2023, 09:07:02 PM IST

Those living across the Beas River have been rescued: SP Mandi

"Those living across the Beas River have been rescued...They have been sent to the rescue centre. The overall situation is under control because only 3 to 4 casualties have been reported," SP, Mandi Soumya Sambasivan said

10 Jul 2023, 08:38:07 PM IST

Delhi: Water level in Yamuna breaches 207 meters mark

10 Jul 2023, 08:07:07 PM IST

Delhi rains: All MCD schools, MCD-aided and Recognised schools will remain closed on Tuesday

10 Jul 2023, 07:52:38 PM IST

Ferocious Beas river in Kullu 

10 Jul 2023, 07:31:18 PM IST

Rain continues to wreak havoc in Himachal

10 Jul 2023, 06:54:33 PM IST

Indian Army moved towards Zirakpur, where 730 students are stranded

Indian Army has moved its personnel to Chaman Vatika Kanya Gurukul, located on the outskirts of Haryana's Ambala towards Zirakpur, where 730 students are stranded: Defence PRO

10 Jul 2023, 06:45:41 PM IST

24 trains running on the Delhi-Ambala route cancelled 

"Around 24 trains running on the Delhi-Ambala route have been cancelled following inclement weather in North India...It is not possible to give an estimate of monetary loss right now," said Shobhan Chaudhari, General Manager, Northern Railway. 

10 Jul 2023, 06:28:41 PM IST

Haryana rains: Schools in THIS district to remain closed till Wednesday due to ra

The Panchkula District Education Officer has informed that the schools in this district will remain closed on 11 and 12 July owing to incessant rainfall. Extreme heavy downpour has battered Haryana and Punjab causing water logging and inconvenience in several areas.

Schools had been ordered to remain shut on Monday in some worst-affected districts of Punjab and Haryana, including Rupnagar, Mohali, Patiala, Ambala and Panchkula.

10 Jul 2023, 06:12:54 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh CM chairs SDMA meeting

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu chaired a comprehensive meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) to evaluate the current situation. As of now, the state has witnessed the unfortunate demise of 17 individuals. The initial assessment of the damages incurred is estimated to be between 3000 crore and 4000 crore, as informed by the Chief Minister.

In an effort to aid the approximately 300 stranded tourists and residents in Lahaul-Spiti and Kullu districts, evacuation operations will be initiated using helicopters once the weather conditions improve, as stated by CM Sukhu. Due to six reported fatalities during the Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra, authorities have made the decision to suspend the pilgrimage for the remainder of the season.

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10 Jul 2023, 05:49:15 PM IST

Water level breaches danger mark in Delhi

10 Jul 2023, 05:25:25 PM IST

‘Never seen this situation in Himachal’: Jairam Thakur 

"We have never seen this situation in past several years and we have very worried after seeing the situation of the state. Rise in water level is seen in several small and big rivers of the state. 14 people have died till now. The thing to be worried about is if the situation continues to be the same, a lot of destruction will be seen."

10 Jul 2023, 05:05:37 PM IST

Delhi on high alert; ready for evacuations 

AAP-led Delhi government is monitoring the rain situation in Delhi closely and is ready for evacuations as soon as the water  level in Yamuna river breaches 206 m mark 

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