After three days of nonstop rain in Delhi, the Yamuna River reached an all-time high of 208.48 metres, flooding adjacent streets, colonies, and infrastructures and causing severe troubles for those who live near the river.
More than 300 freight and express trains and 406 train trips for passengers have been cancelled between July 7 and July 15 due to waterlogging on the railroad tracks and metro stations. According to officials, waterlogging on railway tracks has caused more than 500 passenger trains to be either canceled, diverted, or short-terminated in total.
The entry and exit gates have been closed at the Yamuna Bank metro station on the blue line as a result of the water inundation. At the Yamuna Bank metro station, passengers will be able to change trains but not enter or exit the station.
The Yamuna River’s rising flood levels have temporarily closed the entrance and exit of Yamuna Bank Metro Station. However, the interchange infrastructure is still open, and Blue Line services are operating properly. Please schedule your trip appropriately, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.
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Why Yamuna River Water Level is Rising?
Over the course of three days starting on Saturday, Northwest India had nonstop rain, with “heavy to extremely heavy” rains being recorded in numerous locations in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
In order to assist travellers who are stranded due to train cancellations, help desks have been set up at all main railway stations.
According to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Yamuna water level will peak at around 3 or 4 p.m. before falling to its normal level. Delhi residents were also asked to work from home and avoid leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary.
“I would like to ask individuals to work from home instead of going out if it is not absolutely necessary. The affected areas’ schools have been closed. Additionally, we’re working to equip the relief camps with everything they need. According to the Central Water Commission’s forecast, the river Yamuna’s water level would peak today between 3 and 4 p.m., after which it will begin to decline, according to Arvind Kejriwal.
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