The Yamuna in Delhi has risen to an all-time high of 208.46 meters today, submerging low-lying areas and prompting evacuation measures. The Central Water Commission has called it an “extreme situation” as the water flow into Yamuna is expected to peak at around 8-10 am today.
The current water level is three metres above the danger mark.
The water level in Yamuna was 208.46 metres at 7 am today as Hathnikund barrage in Haryana continues to release water into the river. Areas around the Monastery Market, Yamuna Bazar, Garhi Mandu, Geeta Ghat, Vishwakarma Colony, Khadda Colony, the areas around Neeli Chatri temple near Old Railway Bridge, Neem Karoli Gaushala and a stretch of Ring Road from Wazirabad to Majnu Ka Tila are now flooded.
The Geeta Colony crematorium, near the Yamuna River, has also been closed due to flooding. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has urged citizens to use cremation facilities at Karkarduma and Ghazipur cremation grounds instead.