Delhi Floods: Yamuna Water Level Crosses Danger Mark Again, Traffic Affected

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Delhi Floods: Yamuna Water Level Crosses Danger Mark Again, Traffic Affected

The water level in the Yamuna river crossed the danger mark again on Friday, causing flooding in several parts of Delhi. The water level was recorded at 208.63 meters at 6 am, which is 0.53 meters above the danger mark of 208.1 meters.

The flooding has affected traffic in several parts of Delhi, including ITO, Red Fort, Yamuna Bank Metro Station, and Rajghat. The Delhi Traffic Police has advised commuters to avoid these areas and take alternate routes.

The Delhi government has declared an emergency and has evacuated around 23,000 people from low-lying areas. Relief efforts are underway in the affected areas.

Schools and colleges in Delhi have been closed for the day due to the flooding. The government has also asked people to stay indoors unless it is absolutely necessary.

The flooding is the latest in a series of natural disasters to hit India in recent months. In June, heavy rains caused widespread flooding in the northeastern state of Assam, killing over 100 people.

The government has warned that the flooding in Delhi could worsen in the coming days if the water level in the Yamuna river continues to rise.

Water level in Yamuna river rises. The water level of Yamuna River at Old Railway Bridge (ORB) has crossed the danger mark and is at 208.40 meters, recorded around 9 am.

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