Delhi Floods: The nation’s capital, continues to face relentless floods as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts further rainfall on Sunday. The IMD anticipates a generally cloudy sky accompanied by light to moderate rain and thundershowers. On Saturday evening, Delhi experienced heavy rainfall, exacerbating waterlogging and causing traffic congestion across various areas. The IMD reported approximately 11 mm of rainfall within a mere 3-hour span.
Three Children Lost their lives
Tragically, three children lost their lives due to drowning in the Dwarka area of Delhi. The children had entered a golf course under construction by jumping over a wall, leading to their untimely demise in a pit filled with water. Additionally, the relief camp in Mayur Vihar has also been inundated, and floodwater persists in several areas, including Rajghat, ITO, Supreme Court, and Mathura Road. The water level of the Yamuna River has risen, contributing to ongoing waterlogging issues in Yamuna Bazar, Mayur Vihar, Rajghat, ITO, and Akshardham.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held meeting with ministers
However, there is a slight respite as the water level of the Yamuna River has reduced, improving the condition of the road from Majnu Ka Tila to Kashmere Gate. These areas had been severely waterlogged due to heavy rains. In response to the flood situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened a meeting with all ministers to discuss relief efforts. Relief camps with essential amenities have been established, and responsibility for relief and rescue operations in the affected districts has been assigned to six ministers. The Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has been updated on the situation.