On Wednesday morning, the Yamuna River’s water level dropped below the danger threshold.
205.25 meters were measured at 6 am today compared to 205.35 meters at 7 pm yesterday. Yesterday at 3 pm, it was measured at 205.26 meters. Rains that pelted several sections of Haryana on Monday caused a “slight rise” in the river’s water level, which was noted.
The danger mark for the river stands at 205.33 meters. The Yamuna River in Delhi crossed the danger mark at 5 pm on July 10.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department, on Tuesday, predicted rainfall in Delhi and several parts of the national capital region.
On the other hand, several parts of the National capital continue to grapple with water logging and a flood-like situation. Rain lashed several parts of Delhi on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, as the situation is gradually getting back to track in Delhi, the State Government has lifted the ban on entry of heavy vehicles into the national capital, effective from today.
“Considering the improvement of the flood situation and descending water level of Yamuna River, it has been decided by the competent authorities to withdraw all the restrictions imposed as per the orders on July 13th and 17th with effect from July 19th,” read the official statement.
Earlier, in an order issued on July 13, the entry of heavy vehicles into Delhi was restricted from the Singhu border, Badarpur border, Loni border and Chilla border owing to waterlogging. However, heavy vehicles carrying food items and essentials were excluded from it.
Keeping in view the prevailing situation, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams for rescue work in flood-affected districts in Delhi. 1606 people have been rescued. Moreover, 7241 people and 956 livestock have been evacuated by the NDRF teams. Further, pre-hospital treatment has been given to 908 rescued persons.
Out of the 26,401 persons who were evacuated from Delhi’s low-lying flood-affected regions, 21,504 are currently living in 44 camps (including temporary relief camps and Pucca Buildings like schools and community centers). The remainder of those who were evacuated have moved into homes or rented accommodations of their choice.