Rains continue in Delhi, fears of floods arise

Yamuna River
New Delhi, Aug 25: With the Yamuna continuing the rise over the danger level as rains battered Delhi for the seventh consecutive day, threat of severe floods looms large.

State authorities evacuated more people in low-lying areas in East Delhi on Wednesday, Aug 25. A total of 1,500 people have been shifted to 160 relief camps set up by the city government to provide shelter to people living along the banks of Yamuna.

The river hit the danger level of 204.83 metres on Friday, Aug 20 evening following days of heavy rains.

Waterlogging and traffic jams have also been reported from several areas. While jams were reported on Mathura Road, Ring Road, Munirka, Laxmi Nagar, Ashram, Mehrauli Road, serpentine traffic was seen on NH 8 which connects Delhi and Gurgaon and DND flyover which connects the capital with Noida.

For a period of 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday, Aug 25, 9.3 mm of rains were recorded. Met department has predicted that the downpour would continue for the next 24 hours.

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