- 3 Children Drowned in Mukandpur
- Minister Accuses Chief Secretary of Ignoring NDRF Appeal
News Patiala: The water level in the Yamuna River has been decreasing for the past two days, but it was still high enough to reach the Supreme Court barracks seven kilometers away. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at ITO Chowk and Rajghat were also under flood-like conditions.
The regulator that was installed at Drain No. 12 near Inderprastha Bus Stand and WHO Building was damaged, which allowed the excess water of the river to reach central Delhi. The regulator was repaired with sandbags and large round-stones.
Meanwhile, three children drowned while bathing in the flood water in Mukandpur area.
Delhi Cabinet Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said the regulator was damaged because the deployment of the NDRF was delayed. On the other hand, Lt. Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena appealed to Bhardwaj not to get involved in the corruption game.
The water level in the Yamuna river had dropped to 208.25 meters at 3 pm on Friday, but many major areas of Delhi were still flooded.