New Delhi, July 27: Rains continued to pound Delhi and the national capital, for the second consecutive day, witnessed water-logging and traffic snarls. Heavy rains lashed the capital overnight, contributing to waterlogging and traffic snarls at various places.
Meteorological department officials have forecast more heavy showers on Friday due to two rain-triggering systems - cyclonic circulation and the creation of a low-pressure area - in the region. The intensity of the rain will decrease on Saturday.
In Vasundhara's Sector 4C, 64 families living in Vartalok Society evacuated the building in panic after a road caved in. The caving in left crater nearly 20 feet deep and 35 feet wide.
On Thursday night, waterlogging was reported from Loni Gole Chakar and Khajuri Chowk at Wazirabad Road, under the Modi Mill flyover, Ghazipur Murga Mandi and Mayur Vihar on NH-09, Minto bridge underpass, Dwarka Link Road and Mayur Vihar Phase-3.
In Ghaziabad, the district magistrate has ordered all schools in district till class 12th to remain closed on Friday in the wake of heavy rains.
Waterlogging in Delhi
Today, 1,15,000 cusecs of water was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund Barrage into Yamuna. Haryana on Thursday released 1.31 lakh cusecs at 8 am, 1.36 lakh cusecs at 9 am and 1.25 lakh around 10 am.
The Delhi government issued its ‘first' flood warning after Haryana released around 1.3 lakh cusecs of water in the Yamuna on Thursday morning.
Usually, the Delhi government issues a three-stage warning whenever Haryana releases water from the Hathni Kund barrage, located around 200 km north. The first warning is given when more than one lakh cusecs is released, the second after more than three lakh cusecs and the third when more than five lakh cusecs is released.
Water-logging near Ramlila Ground
In 1978, the water level touched 207.49 m - the highest ever. In 2013, when Haryana had released around eight lakh cusecs, the water touched 207.32 m, as per HT report.
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