Saved From Overflowing Yamuna In Delhi, But Not A Drop To Drink


The water stage within the Yamuna has been rising since yesterday.

New Delhi:

A whole bunch of individuals evacuated from the banks of Yamuna have been residing beneath a flyover in Mayur Vihar in east Delhi. They are saying they haven’t any meals, water or bathrooms. The folks had been requested to maneuver because the water stage within the river rose above the hazard mark. However for an entire day, they got no meals, water or facilities, they mentioned.

“Water got here as soon as within the morning, the children are hungry,” mentioned one of many ladies, who’ve been compelled to make a house on the streets.

“There was no meals or water… we’re simply sitting right here… we final ate yesterday morning, made our personal meals with no matter we had,” mentioned one of many males who has managed to salvage a charpoy from his dwelling.

The scene on the spot is chaotic, with folks crammed collectively in a dingy area with their paltry belongings — pots and pans, and garments drying on strains.

Again the place their huts stood, water has encroached. It laps the doorstep of those constructed on barely greater floor. Round a thousand folks have chosen to remain again — not less than for now. However ladies had been seen packing, to allow them to depart at a second’s discover.

The 2-tier previous railway bridge has been shut. No vehicles can ply under or trains rumble alongside above.

The water stage within the Yamuna has been rising since yesterday as large portions of water had been launched from Haryana. In an announcement this night, the Delhi authorities mentioned the water stage in Yamuna now could be 206.69 meters. The hazard stage stands at 205.33 meters and the evacuation stage — 206 meters.

“Folks residing in low-lying areas & who had been required to be evacuated at this stage, have been evacuated & shifted to safer locations at greater altitude,” the assertion learn. “Common ‘Munadi’ is being carried out to make folks conscious of the flood state of affairs by deploying Police personnel and CDVs at every such location and advisories are being issued to folks to stay away from the river water,” it added.

Delhi Cupboard ministers Saurabh Bharadwaj, Gopal Rai and Raaj Kumar Anand have reviewed the aid measures undertaken by the federal government at varied websites.

“Because the water stage in Yamuna river has exceeded the hazard mark, folks residing alongside the banks are being evacuated to safer areas. Preparations of mattresses and free meals have been made by the Delhi Authorities,” Mr Bhardwaj was quoted as saying by information company Press Belief of India.

The federal government has established roughly 2,700 centres/tents, and round 27,000 people have registered to reside in these shelters, in keeping with a authorities assertion.

Officers of the Delhi Boat Membership, the Municipal Company and the Yamuna Flood Board are working extra time to evacuate folks.

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