TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN DELHI DUE TO WATERLOGGING

HEAVY RAINFALL IN DELHI-

The capital city is continuously experiencing heavy monsoon rainfall. Although rainfall is necessary during such a heated summer, the heavy and continuous rainfall is causing waterlogging in many parts of Delhi. The people in Delhi have to face a lot of trouble because of this. Not only that, but the local authorities have been constantly receiving a huge number of complaints regarding the waterlogging in many areas in Delhi.

RISE IN WATER LEVEL OF THE YAMUNA RIVER-

One of the most important dangers that the heavy rainfall has caused is that of the increased water level in the Yamuna River.

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  • On the 1st of August 2021, the water level was recorded to be 205.30 meters.
  • The water level was recorded at 9 am, at the Old Railway Bridge.
  • And a high alert had been announced in the areas nearby the Yamuna River.
  • This is a serious concern because the water level is below the danger mark that is 205.33 meters.
  • The local authorities have reported that more than 100 families have been residing in the Yamuna floodplains.
  • And considering the increasing water level of the Yamuna River, they have been shifted to higher areas in the last few days.

TRAFFIC CONGESTION DUE TO WATERLOGGING-

The traffic police have also been getting complaints about waterlogging in many areas in Delhi.

  • The police have been complaints after 8 am are from the following areas- Underpass of the Patparganj Road, Yamuna Vihar, Malka Ganj, Kashmiri Gate Metro Stations, Chaudhary Fateh Singh Marg, Munirka, and Nangalo, etc.
  • The problem of waterlogging in such areas has caused a lot of trouble for motorists.
  • As the waterlogging lead to congestion of roads and hence slow down the traffic movement.
  • It has been reported that a portion of the Y-Block in Mangolpuri has caved in, causing traffic congestion.
  • The traffic police department in Delhi is putting in various efforts to ease the traffic congestion.
  • Many traffic police officials have been deployed in areas where the problem of traffic congestion is high.
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