Spells of rain continued in Delhi and the National Capital Region early on Saturday. Skymet weather has predicted more rain on Saturday, which will lessen by Sunday. However, Ghaziabad and parts of Delhi and Noida suffered huge traffic jams on Friday because of waterlogging.
An alert has also been sounded because the Yamuna river has breached the warning mark. The Irrigation and Flood Control Department has arranged to evacuate 100 people residing in low-lying areas, PTI reported on Saturday. The Central Water Commission has issued a flood warning for Saturday following the rising water level of the river. The water level is expected to rise 204.5 metres between 9 pm to 11 pm Saturday. The river’s warning level is 204 metres, and has reached 204.1 metres, according to The Times of India.
Rain is also predicted in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and northwest Madhya Pradesh over the next two days, the India Meteorological Department has said. Thirty-three people died in Uttar Pradesh and around two dozen were injured because of heavy rain in the state, the Hindustan Times reported.
“We are asking people to not let their children and cattle near the river and move to areas in the upper level,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate (East) Arun Gupta told ANI. “We have asked people not to enter into Yamuna river for swimming. We will also set up tents at 10 vulnerable locations and make all arrangements.”