According to the Central Water Commission, the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has broken all previous records and is flowing at 208.05 meters.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has recommended specific cremation places close to the Yamuna River due to the rising water level.
The MCD has advised people not to use the cremation ground at Nigam Bodh Ghat due to the possibility of water entering the premises, which could disrupt cremation activities. Instead, residents are advised to utilize nearby cremation grounds such as Panchkuian Road, Sat Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, Green Park, Dakshinpuri, or any other nearest crematorium.
As per the MCD, “There is a possibility of water entering Nigam Bodh Ghat, which may hamper cremation-related activities. Therefore, the general public is advised to take their dear ones’ bodies to nearby cremation grounds. Pankha Kuan Road, Sat Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, Green Park, Dakshinpuri, or any cremation ground in their locality.”
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“The water level of the Yamuna River has caused flooding at Geeta Colony cremation ground. Citizens are requested to use the facilities of Karkardooma and Ghazipur cremation grounds for last rites, as arrangements have been made. The MCD is providing all facilities at its cremation grounds for the convenience of the citizens,” read the advisory by the MCD.
Late on Wednesday night, the water level of the Yamuna River crossed the 208.05-meter mark, surpassing the estimated 207.99 meters by the Central Water Commission. This prompted officials to activate an alert mode.
The Yamuna River in Delhi has seen a sharp rise in water level during the past three days.
It rose from 203.14 meters on Sunday morning to 205.4 meters on Monday evening, surpassing the danger mark of 205.33 meters 18 hours ahead of expectations.
The citizen added, “I have also written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting to reduce the water flow.” He was concerned about the Himachal Pradesh and Haryana water levels that were rising
Only then can we prevent the Yamuna River from flooding?”
However, Kejriwal mentioned that Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat informed him that limiting the flow of water is not possible as there is no reservoir at Hathnikund Barrage.
Shekhawat also informed him that since less water was being transported from Himachal Pradesh to Haryana, the Yamuna River’s water level will be impacted.
Metro Trains Traveling Over the Yamuna Bridges at a Limited Speed
Delhi The DMRC reported on Thursday that metro trains are moving at a limited speed of 30 kmph as a precaution due to the Yamuna’s rising water level. Flooding low-lying areas close to the banks, the overflowing river has breached the danger mark and broken the all-time record set in 1978.
All schools and colleges are closed through Sunday
The government has declared that all schools and colleges would be closed until Sunday as Yamuna rivers flood Delhi’s streets. Every government worker will work from home through Sunday as well.
Heavy Goods Vehicles Are Not Allowed In Delhi Due To Rising Yamuna
According to Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday, the Delhi government has restricted the entry of heavy goods vehicles—aside from those transporting necessities—into the city from four borders, including Singhu, as a precaution due to the increasing Yamuna levels.
Delhi shuts down three plants
As Delhi shuts down three plants some areas may experience a water shortage.
The Wazirabad, Chandrawal, and Okhla water treatment plants would be shut down due to the Yamuna River’s rising water level, according to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He noted that this might result in a water issue in some areas of the capital. He added that once the water in the Yamuna River recedes, the water treatment plants would be resumed.