• Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Floods again in Delhi due to heavy rains, roads are flooded

Floods again in Delhi due to heavy rains, roads are flooded

Delhi received fresh rain on Sunday, even as it battled floods, waterlogging in several parts of the city.

For nearly a week, large parts of Delhi have been inundated as the Yamuna’s level reaches record highs, and its flow threatens the low-lying areas of the megacity of more than 20 million people.

Authorities have deployed army engineers around a barrage and thousands of people have been moved to makeshift relief camps or nearby elevated roads as areas near riverbanks have been inundated over the past 48 hours.

Businesses worth around Rs 200 crore have been damaged due to rain and flooding in some parts of the city, a business association said on Thursday.

All schools, colleges and non-essential government offices were ordered to remain closed at least till today as several important roads and bridges are also under water.

At least 90 people are reported to have died in northern India after heatwaves lashed by incessant monsoon rains.

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