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Yamuna still flowing above danger mark in Capital

Staff Reporter


Rail traffic on Old Yamuna iron bridge opened

Large areas still inundated under flood waters


NEW DELHI: The Yamuna continued to flow over the danger mark on Saturday even as the administration asserted that the level is all set to dip in the coming week.

The Old Yamuna Bridge, which was closed to rail traffic because of the water level crossing the danger mark, was thrown open in the evening.

The bridge, connecting East Delhi with the heart of the national Capital, was shut for rail and road traffic on September 21 after the water level in Yamuna rose dangerously. The Railways had diverted and short-terminated several mail and express trains bound for Delhi after the temporary closure of the bridge. They had also cancelled a few locals trains leaving and originating from the Old Delhi station.

Meanwhile, complaints of water-logging were reported from several low-lying areas including Mukherjee Nagar, Majnu Ka Tila, Yamuna Bazar and ISBT Kashmere Gate.

With large areas still inundated by flood waters and sewage mixing into the waters that have flooded the streets, the residents are struggling to go about their daily routines.

The flood waters have also damaged roads in several parts of North Delhi. On Saturday, a portion of the Ring Road collapsed near ISBT Kashmere Gate. The pit measured nearly three feet by three feet and was several feet deep. The bus terminus was one of the several areas that have witnessed acute water-logging recently.

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