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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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13 Jul 2023, 08:05:28 AM IST

Haryana CM announces compensation for families of victims of rain-related incidents

On Wednesday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar conducted an aerial survey of the regions impacted by continuous heavy rainfall for three days and announced that 4 lakh would be provided as ex gratia to the families of individuals who lost their lives in rain-related incidents.

13 Jul 2023, 07:20:16 AM IST

Surge in Yamuna's water level breaks 45 year record 

The water level of the Yamuna river has surpassed 208.05 meters, exceeding the estimation of 207.99 meters by the Central Water Commission late on Wednesday night, authorities are on high alert. The area near the Old Yamuna bridge, known as ‘Loha Pul,’ experienced flooding yesterday.

13 Jul 2023, 06:52:04 AM IST

Schools in Delhi's low-lying areas to remain shut today

Ten schools in low-lying areas of the Civil Lines zone of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and seven in the Shahadra area will remain closed today due to a flood-like situation in the national capital, stated MCD in an official statement.

13 Jul 2023, 06:41:29 AM IST

Water ingress at Delhi's cremation grounds

The MCD has cautioned that the Nigam Bodh Ghat, a cremation ground, is at risk of water ingress, which may disrupt cremation activities. People have been urged not to use the Nigam Bodh Ghat and instead utilize nearby cremation grounds. Waterlogging has also been reported at Geeta Colony crematorium.

12 Jul 2023, 10:35:03 PM IST

Flood victim slaps JJP MLA: ‘Why have you come now?’ | Watch

12 Jul 2023, 10:03:07 PM IST

12 NDRF teams deployed for rescue work: Delhi govt

45 boats, 17 pertaining to Boat Club & 28 pertaining to the I& FC (Irrigation & Flood Control) department have been put on duty for awareness, evacuation & rescue work. Total 12 NDRF teams have also been deployed for rescue work in the most flood-affected areas: Delhi govt

12 Jul 2023, 08:44:29 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh: Operation underway to clear road leading to Chandertaal

12 Jul 2023, 08:42:42 PM IST

Major traffic congestion on the Kullu-Manali highway

With the road opens for vehicular movement, there has been major traffic congestion on the Kullu-Manali highway at Raison. Watch 

12 Jul 2023, 06:34:11 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh CM conducts aerial survey of affected Manali region

Earlier he had said that the state government had rescued around 50,000 tourists, but 20,000 are still stranded at several places. He added that they have temporarily restored the power, mobile connectivity in Kullu and Manali.

12 Jul 2023, 05:36:12 PM IST

Water level of Yamuna River in Delhi has reached 207.71 metres, says Delhi CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 12 July said that the water lever of Yamuna River in Delhi has reached 207.71 metres, which is the highest ever.

Addressing a press conference, he said, "Water is entering Delhi from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Regarding this, I have also written a letter to Union HM Amit Shah requesting him to reduce the flow of water entering Delhi, only then we can stop the Yamuna River from overflowing. I request everyone to vacate their homes in the low-lying areas. There are several places affected by the rise in the level of water in Yamuna River."

12 Jul 2023, 04:57:17 PM IST

Kejriwal chairs emergency meeting in Secretariat over flood situation

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on 12 July is chairing an emergency meeting in Secretariat over the flood situation in the city. Apart from ministers, Mayor and officials from various departments are present in the meet.

12 Jul 2023, 04:54:13 PM IST

10 people have died in floods so far, says Haryana CM 

In the Haryana floods, that caused due to the torrential rains, 10 people have died so far, said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 12 July. He added that 4 lakhs ex-gratia to be given to kin of dead. 

12 Jul 2023, 04:15:26 PM IST

Manali situation is fine as of now, says Himachal CM 

Addressing the media on state's rain situation, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that Manali situation is fine as of now, however added that the traffic is slower than usual. He said, “Chandratal is a bit challenging but the situation is in control. Minister Jagat Singh Negi and Sanjay Awasti have been sent to this area...Manali situation is fine as of now, traffic is a bit slow..."

12 Jul 2023, 03:55:09 PM IST

Hill collapses in Uttarakhand's Chamoli due to torrential rain, Watch 

12 Jul 2023, 03:37:00 PM IST

Kejriwal writes to Amit Shah, seeks limited quantity of water to be released from Hathnikund

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 12 July wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking limited quantity of water to be released from Hathnikund, so that the water level of Yamuna does not increase further. 

He further added that as G20 summit is to be held in Delhi, flood won't send a good message to the world.

12 Jul 2023, 03:30:30 PM IST

We are prepared to deal with any unforeseen situation, says Delhi Minister 

Amid the waterlogging issues following heavy rains in the northern region, Delhi Minister Atisi said that all necessary arrangements including fans, bathrooms, medical facilities and others in relief camps.

"We have made all necessary arrangements including fans, bathrooms, medical facilities & others in relief camps. The water level is continuously rising in the Yamuna River and we are prepared to deal with any unforeseen situation," she said.

12 Jul 2023, 02:56:14 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Rains: Rain likely to subside in next 2 days, says IMD scientist

IMD Scientist on Flood situation in Himachal Pradesh Surender Paul on 12 July said that the rainfall in state is likely to subside in next two days. Though he warned about the landslides in a few places in the next 48 hours. 

Speaking to news agency ANI, Paul said, “Only 4 districts received heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours...Rain is likely to subside in the next 2 days...There are chances of heavy rain again on July 14…Landslides may occur in a few places in the next 48 hours."

12 Jul 2023, 02:46:37 PM IST

DTC headquarters flooded; employees wade through knee-deep water

Delhi rain: The headquarters of the Delhi Transport Corporation here has been flooded as its employees waded their way through the waterlogged entrance to get into the office on Wednesday.

Videos from the headquarters located at Indraprastha showed people folding their pants and holding shoes in their hands to enter the DTC headquarters.

"Earlier, this situation would arise only when it rained for many days together. But this time, knee-deep water has entered inside the headquarters. Adding to our woes, it also contains sewage water," an employee of the DTC told PTI Video.

According to officials, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) headquarter building has been in need of repair for a long time. Constructed in 1958, the redevelopment project of the headquarters and the bus depot has been a long standing proposal that has not achieved fruition till now, they said.

12 Jul 2023, 02:37:12 PM IST

Relief measures going on war footing in Punjab and Haryana

Rain news: Relief measures are going on a war footing in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday as several parts of the states remained flooded following incessant rains in the past three days.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will visit the worst-hit Ambala district on Wednesday to take stock of the situation, officials said.

In Punjab, nearly 10,000 people have so far been evacuated in Patiala, Rupnagar, Moga, Ludhiana, Mohali, SBS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib districts, they said.

12 Jul 2023, 02:31:18 PM IST

After breaking highest record, Yamuna likely to reach 207.72 meters

Yamuna water level: After breaking highest record of 207.49 meter at 1pm today, water level in Yamuna likely to reach 207.72 meter by midnight today, according to an official in Central Water Commission (CWC).

12 Jul 2023, 02:16:18 PM IST

2,000 tourists stranded in Kasol evacuated, says Himachal CM Sukhu

Himachal rain update: As many as 2,000 tourists stranded in Kasol area of Kullu district owing to incessant rainfall have been evacuated safely, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said on Wednesday.

He also said that over 300 tourist vehicles stuck in Lahaul have left for their respective destinations.

The Kullu–Manali road was opened Tuesday evening and about 2,200 vehicles crossed Kullu. There was no mobile signal in several areas in Manali and its suburbs for the past two days and the tourists were unable to contact their families, officials said.

"Over 2,000 stranded individuals in Kasol have been successfully evacuated as of now. Our teams are working tirelessly to clear the Dunkhara landslide on the Kasol-Bhuntar road. District administration is on-site coordinating relief efforts. 2200 vehicles have safely passed through Kullu, receiving food support at Ramshilla Chowk. I personally oversee the situation and remain committed to overcoming these challenges. Stay strong, Himachal Pradesh!," Sukhu said in a tweet.

"The tourist vehicles that were stranded in Lahaul were also evacuated at night. Over 300 tourist vehicles left for their respective destinations," he said in another tweet.

12 Jul 2023, 02:09:16 PM IST

‘Delhi government fully prepared to tackle any situation’ Delhi minister Atishi

Delhi minister Atishi said, “The Delhi government is fully prepared to tackle any situation. We are regularly conducting evacuations near the Yamuna River. Several embankments have been installed to prevent the breach of water. We are monitoring the situation continuously."

12 Jul 2023, 01:59:10 PM IST

Section 144 imposed in flood-prone areas in Delhi

Yamuna river update: Delhi Police imposed section 144 CrPC as a precautionary measure in the flood-prone areas in Delhi.

12 Jul 2023, 01:33:22 PM IST

CM Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency meeting

Delhi rains: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has called for an emergency meeting on rising level of Yamuna in city, Officials told PTI. As per Central Water Commission, Yamuna in Delhi breaches all-time record of 207.49 metres set in 1978, now flowing at 207.55 metres. 

Delhi Police imposed section 144 CrPC as a precautionary measure in the flood-prone areas in Delhi.

12 Jul 2023, 01:30:03 PM IST

Yamuna water level in Delhi stands at 207.55 metres, highest ever

Yamuna in Delhi breaches all-time record of 207.49 metres set in 1978, now flowing at 207.55 metres: Central Water Commission

12 Jul 2023, 01:19:08 PM IST

Kullu-Manali road partially restored

Himachal rain updates: Kullu-Manali road partially restored; at least 2,335 tourist vehicles released, as reported by news agency PTI

12 Jul 2023, 01:17:31 PM IST

IMD issues red alert in these states

-IMD issues red alert in Sub-Himalayan WestBengal and Sikkim on 12th and 13th July

-Meghalaya is under a red alert as extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.4 mm) on 12th July.

-Bihar is facing a high-risk situation with heavy to very heavy rainfall (more than 204.4 mm) predicted on 12th July

12 Jul 2023, 01:15:13 PM IST

IMD issues Orange alert for Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for today. The weather department predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in the range of 115.6 to 204.4 mm on July 12 which could lead to potential flooding and landslides.

12 Jul 2023, 12:55:36 PM IST

‘Situation will quickly return to normal’ Himachal Minister

Himachal rain Updates: Vikramaditya Singh, Himachal Pradesh Minister shares update on the flood situation in the state. While speaking to ANI, he said, “The situation has improved significantly. The government is working round the clock to evacuate thousands of stranded people from flood-affected areas. We are using disaster relief funds to compensate the victims and begin restoration work as soon as possible. The situation will quickly return to normal"

12 Jul 2023, 12:45:54 PM IST

Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj shares update in Yamuna flood situation

Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said, “The authorities are working round the clock and constructing artificial barriers to prevent the breach of water from the Yamuna. As per the CWC, the water of Yamuna is likely to rise again between 10 PM to 12 AM tonight… Many pumps have been installed in order to control the flow of water.. The evacuation process is almost complete and people have been shifted to safe tents..the situation is under control right now."

12 Jul 2023, 12:42:31 PM IST

‘Avoid unnecessary journeys’: Uttarakhand CM Dhami in view of incessant rainfall in state

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday requested the people of the state and the pilgrims to avoid unnecessary journeys in view of continuous rainfall in the state.

“In view of continuous rains in all areas of the state, I request all the people of the state and pilgrims to avoid making unnecessary journeys. I’m overseeing the condition of roadways and rain from all the districts 24 hours a day from the State Disaster Control Room. The district administration and SDRF have been instructed to remain on high alert in all the districts", CM Dhami shared in a tweet.

12 Jul 2023, 12:24:28 PM IST

Water level of most rivers in Garhwal and Kumaon divisions including Haridwar touches danger mark

Uttarakhand rain updates: As per the Central Flood Control Room in Dehradun, due to continuous heavy rainfall in the state, water level of most of the rivers in Garhwal and Kumaon divisions including Haridwar has touched the danger mark.

12 Jul 2023, 12:22:19 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM issues helpline numbers for people stuck in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal rain updates: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami tweets helpline numbers -- 9411112985, 01352717380, 01352712685 -- and a WhatsApp number -- 9411112780 -- for the people of the state stuck in Himachal Pradesh.

12 Jul 2023, 11:48:06 AM IST

Light to moderate rains likely in parts of Delhi on Wednesday

Parts of Delhi may witness light to moderate downpour on Wednesday and intermittent rains are predicted over the next four to five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, on Wednesday recorded a minimum temperature of 26.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degrees Celsius.

Delhi witnessed its highest rainfall (153 mm) in a single day in July since 1982 in the 24-hour period ending at 8:30 am on Sunday due to an interaction of a western disturbance, monsoonal winds and cyclonic circulation over northwest India. The city received an additional 107 mm of rain in the subsequent 24 hours.

12 Jul 2023, 11:47:46 AM IST

Orange alert issued in these states today

Weather forecast: The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall and issued an orange alert for Bihar from 11-13 July. Orange alert has also been issued in Sikkim and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal as IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy rainfall of more than 204.4 mm on 12th July.

Very heavy to extremely heavy rains have also been predicted in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya for today.

12 Jul 2023, 11:12:12 AM IST

Delhi Traffic update: Traffic affected due to waterlogging. Check updates

Delhi rain: The Delhi traffic police in a tweet wrote, “Traffic is affected on Rohtak Road in the carriageway from Swarn Park, Mundka towards Tikri border due to waterlogging near Metro Pillar No. 507. Kindly avoid the stretch"

12 Jul 2023, 11:07:37 AM IST

Waterlogging at Delhi's DTC headquarter amid heavy rain

Delhi rain update: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) headquarter in Indraprastha witnessed waterlogging amid heavy rains

12 Jul 2023, 11:04:26 AM IST

‘Check weather before visiting tourist places’: Rudraprayag SP Vishakha Ashok Bhadane

Uttarakhand rains: Speaking about tourists visiting places amid inclement weather conditions, Rudraprayag SP Vishakha Ashok Bhadane said, “In view of the incessant rainfall in Kedarnath and Rudraprayag, we urge the Kawariyas and tourists to check the weather before visiting these places."

12 Jul 2023, 11:03:08 AM IST

Yamuna flood plains in Delhi's Gandhi Nagar

The Yamuna river in Delhi swelled to 207.25 metres and was flowing precariously close to the all-time record level of 207.49 metres reached in 1978, government agencies said on Wednesday.

According to the Central Water Commission's (CWC) flood-monitoring portal, the water level at the Old Railway Bridge crossed the 207-metre mark at 4 am, the first time since 2013, and rose to 207.25 metres by 8 am on Wednesday.

12 Jul 2023, 10:50:10 AM IST

Incessant rain, flash floods ravage Manali

Himachal rain update: Incessant rain, which has led to flash floods and landslides, has caused significant damage in Himachal Pradesh’s Manali.

Himachal Pradesh Minister Jagat Singh Negi said that the flash floods have damaged the national highway and disrupted water and electricity supply.

"The Manali Vidhansabha constituency has suffered significant damage due to flash floods. Houses, land, and gardens have been destroyed, and the national highway is damaged due to flash floods. The link road adjacent to the bridge is also badly damaged. There is no net connectivity, electricity and water. We have made arrangements to provide food to the stranded tourists," Negi said.

Due to incessant rainfall in the region, many tourists have been stranded in Manali.

12 Jul 2023, 10:01:55 AM IST

Despite monsoon fury in north India, 12 Indian states suffer rainfall deficiency. Details here

Despite the monsoon fury in several north Indian states, 12 Indian states are suffering from rainfall deficiency in July. The western disturbance along with the monsoon season has wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Delhi-NCR in the past one week, leading to massive property damage and loss of lives. Read more here

12 Jul 2023, 09:46:36 AM IST

Light to moderate rains likely over Delhi- NCR during next 2 hours

RWFC Delhi has predicted light to moderate rains likely over Delhi- NCR during next 2 hours. 

12 Jul 2023, 09:19:51 AM IST

Orange alert issued in Uttarakhand today

Uttarakhand and adjoining areas of Western Uttar Pradesh likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall of 115.6 to 204.4mm) on 12th July. Amid the heavy rains in Uttarakhand, IMD issued an orange alert for July 12.

"Orange Alert: #Uttarakhand and adjoining areas of Western #UttarPradesh likely to get Heavy to Very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4mm) on 12th July", IMD shared in a tweet.

12 Jul 2023, 08:55:49 AM IST

Watch: Road washed away as Kheer Ganga swells in Uttarakhand's Dharali

Uttarakhand rains: Uttarkashi district administration says that efforts are underway for the last 12 hours to open the closed road, amid heavy rains.

12 Jul 2023, 08:38:12 AM IST

Water level of river Yamuna continues to rise in Delhi

Yamuna river update: Today at 8 am, water level of the river was recorded at 207.25 metres at the Bridge, inching closer to the highest flood level - 207.49 metres. The river is flowing above the danger level.

12 Jul 2023, 08:21:39 AM IST

Kedarnath Dham Yatra stopped due to heavy rains

Uttarakhand rains: The Kedarnath Yatra has been stopped at Uttarakhand's Sonprayag and Gaurikund due to continuous heavy rains, informed officials on Wednesday.

In view of the safety of the passengers, the district administration stopped the passengers at Sonprayag and Gaurikund due to continuous bad weather.

Due to rain, 4 state roads and 10 link roads are closed due to debris. Due to heavy rains, Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers are in spate, the officials said.

Amid the heavy rains in Uttarakhand, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for July 12 on Monday.

"Orange Alert: #Uttarakhand and adjoining areas of Western #UttarPradesh likely to get Heavy to Very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4mm) on 12th July", IMD shared in a tweet.

12 Jul 2023, 07:58:48 AM IST

School to remain close in these states today due to rains

Weather news: Schools to remain closed in Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh today. Read more here

12 Jul 2023, 07:46:54 AM IST

Tourist stranded in Manali since a week share their ordeal

Himachal rain update: Flash floods in Himachal Pradesh witnessed following incessant rainfall in the state, causing landslides & bridge collapse.

12 Jul 2023, 07:18:32 AM IST

Mathura Police on alert as water level rises in Yamuna

Police stations along the banks of Yamuna River in Mathura have been put on alert following increase of water level in Yamuna due to incessant rainfall in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, officials said.

“The water level of the Yamuna River is increasing due to rain. All the police stations along the banks of the river have been instructed to increase vigilance in the area. Coordination is also being established with other agencies so that if there is waterlogging, people can be evacuated immediately," Shailesh Kumar Pandey, SSP, Mathura said on Tuesday.

The rise in water level is being witnessed after 3 lakh 59 thousand cusecs of water was released from Hathni Kund barrage into Yamuna on Tuesday noon.

12 Jul 2023, 07:16:13 AM IST

Water to be released from Mandi's Pandoh Dam today

Himachal rain update: Due to incessant rains in the district, water will be released from Pandoh Dam (Mandi) from 6 pm today to 3 pm tomorrow. People are appealed not to go near low-lying areas like rivers, drains and dam areas for the next few days: Nurpur Police

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