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Yamuna, Hindon River Flood Alert: Water Flowing Above Danger Marks, People Evacuated from Villages Nearby

Yamuna and Hindon rivers are on flood alert as the Yamuna water level reaches 206.44 meters, while the evacuation of 200 people from five villages close to the Hindon River took place.

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Flood alert has been sounded in Delhi and Noida after water levels in Yamuna and Hindon Rivers rose respectively. (Image Courtesy- Unsplash)
Flood alert has been sounded in Delhi and Noida after water levels in Yamuna and Hindon Rivers rose respectively. (Image Courtesy- Unsplash)

In the midst of the monsoon season, North India is grappling with severe floods, with the Yamuna River in the national capital and the Hindon River in Uttar Pradesh flowing above the danger mark.

The situation has prompted authorities to take swift action to evacuate residents from dangerous areas. As of July 23, the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has risen to a critical 206.44 meters, surpassing the danger mark. In response, officials have urged people residing near the river banks to move to safer places or seek refuge in relief camps.

To ensure safety, the administration has suspended the operation of the old Yamuna bridge (Old Loha Pul) from 10:15 pm onwards. Train movements have been diverted via New Delhi, and the route between Delhi and Shahdara has been temporarily suspended by the Northern Railway.

In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the Hindon River has also experienced a sudden rise in water level, leading to the submergence of low-lying areas in Noida and Ghaziabad. Authorities have issued a flood warning for Noida, and the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration is conducting evacuation operations to relocate residents from vulnerable regions along the Hindon River. Currently, the Hindon River's water level is below the danger mark of 205 meters in the district.

The increasing water levels of both rivers have raised concerns about the impact on relief and rehabilitation efforts in the flood-affected low-lying areas of Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad.

The situation has been intensified by heavy monsoon rains wreaking havoc in several North Indian states. Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have experienced extensive flooding, while Maharashtra and Gujarat have faced flood-like situations due to torrential downpours.

Additionally, a cloudburst in Ladakh and a fresh spell of rain in Uttarakhand have raised the threat of a further rise in water levels in Delhi, making it the worst flooding the capital has witnessed since 1978.

In conclusion, North India is facing a dire situation as rivers breach danger marks, low-lying areas get submerged, and heavy monsoon rains continue to disrupt normal life. Timely evacuation measures, relief efforts, and coordination between authorities and citizens are crucial to mitigate the impact of these devastating floods.

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