Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called an emergency meeting today to examine the heavy rain situation in the national capital. During this discussion, the relevant authorities will discuss the situation in the national capital as a result of the heavy rainfall.
The gathering will also address the rising levels of the Yamuna River. According to ANI, the meeting would be attended by Delhi ministers Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi, as well as MCD authorities and flood control department officials.
The Central Water Commission has issued a warning in Delhi because the Yamuna River’s water level is projected to exceed the danger limit of 205.3 meters on Tuesday. On July 9, the Shahadra district police asked residents to leave the Yamuna floodplains and relocate to safer areas.
Rapid reaction teams have also been sent to warn residents living near river embankments. The Delhi government has established 16 control rooms, including a central control room, to monitor flood-prone districts and the water level of the Yamuna River.
The heavy rainfall also caused severe flooding in various districts of the national capital, causing traffic jams. Waterlogging caused traffic to slow down at Delhi’s ITO, while a major portion of the road collapsed near Rohini Sector-24 owing to heavy rainfall. The 1.2-kilometer-long Pragati Maidan tunnel was also blocked on Sunday night due to flooding.
Water logging has badly impacted Mayur Vihar Phase-3, Lajpat Nagar-1, Najafgarh, Okhla Marg, Model Town, and Som Bazar in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Monday in Delhi. According to the meteorological department, Delhi had 153 mm of rain in a 24-hour period ending at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. This was the most rain on a single July day since 1982.