Despite a slight decrease in water levels since last week, the Yamuna in Delhi has remained ominously above the danger mark of 205.33 meters
Rising Waters Engulf the Capital: A powerful image captures the heart of Delhi's crisis as the mighty Yamuna overflows its banks, submerging streets and homes in the national capital. Thousands seek refuge in government-established shelters, but some of these havens are also affected by the rising waters.
Heavy rain lashed the city, which is already grappling with the aftermath of floods, intensifying the fear and uncertainty among people.
The previous week’s deluge had caused the Yamuna River to surge beyond its danger mark, inundating vast stretches of the capital and forcing many residents to seek shelter in makeshift tents. Even as the water levels gradually receded, another spell of rain has exacerbated the already precarious conditions of the city dwellers.
Despite a slight decrease in water levels since last week, the Yamuna in Delhi has remained ominously above the danger mark of 205.33 meters. The torrential rains that lashed the region from July 8 to July 9, coupled with subsequent showers in the upper catchment areas, caused the Yamuna to swell to unprecedented levels, triggering floods in various parts of the city. On July 13, the river reached a staggering 208.66 meters, surpassing the previous record of 207.49 meters set in September 1978. Even on this particular Tuesday, the river’s level, 205.43 meters at 5 pm, remained a cause for concern. Patriot visited the relief camps, capturing the spirit of resilience amid adversity.