Hundreds Of Cars Submerged As Water Level Rises In Delhi’s Hindon River – WATCH

New Delhi: A video of hundreds of cars being submerged in Noida’s Ecotech 3 area due to rise in the water level of Hindon river went viral on social media. Hundreds of cars were submerged in Noida’s Ecotech 3 as the water level in Delhi’s Hindon river rose, in a video shared by news agency ANI.

The Hindon river, which is a tributary of the Yamuna river, saw a rise in water level on Saturday. Many houses located in low-lying areas were submerged in water. Meanwhile, officials said that Yamuna river is flowing above the danger mark of 205.33 meters in the national capital. It was 206.56 meters at 7 am on Monday.

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The Yamuna was flowing at 206.44 meters at 10 pm after rains lashed several parts of the city on Sunday evening. On Sunday, an announcement was made by the administration to evacuate the low-lying areas.

Northern Railway said that the work of Old Yamuna Bridge (Old Loha Pul) has been suspended from 22.15 hours on Sunday night due to increase in Yamuna’s water level up to 206.4 meters. It said that the route between Delhi and Shahdara will remain suspended.

The rise in the water level has once again raised concerns about the flood-like situation in the national capital and adjoining areas.

After reaching an all-time high of 208.66 meters on July 13, the river’s water level was hovering around the danger mark of 205.33 meters for the past few days.

Central Water Commission (CWC) data shows that the water level rose from 205.02 meters at 10 pm on Saturday to 205.96 meters at 9 am on Sunday, further rising to 206.42 meters at 9 pm.

After July 13, the Yamuna was receding gradually after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres, but there has been slight fluctuation in the water level in the last two-three days. After flowing above the limit for eight days, the water level came down to the danger mark at 8 pm on 18 July.

The river crossed the danger mark at 5 pm on July 10, causing widespread flooding in the national capital. Due to rise in the water level of the river, many places in Delhi had to face water-logging and flood-like situation.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till July 25.

Meanwhile, Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Saurabh Bhardwaj on Sunday inspected the Wazirabad water treatment plant (WTP) and said that the Delhi government has made embankments and fortifications at vulnerable places to prevent flood water from entering the water treatment plants.

(with agency inputs)