Flood In Delhi? CM Says No

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DELHI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The residents of Delhi fear about the possibility of a flood and the prediction of the met office about heavy showers has affected their spirits. The raging river Yamuna has been flowing on top of damager level for the last few days and a rail bridge over it has been closed owing to the increasing water level. The closure of the drains in the city has resulted in water logging and the flood like situation has thrown life out of gear in the capital for the mass. Amidst such trying times, Sheila Dixit the CM of Delhi is trying to put up a brave face. She has said that her government is fully prepared to tackle the situation and has taken all possible measures to prevent accident and scarcity of food.

The CM of Delhi also said that her government has already set up as many as 170 relief camps to accommodate the evacuated people and those who stay in low lying regions around the river bank. East Delhi is the area where a lot of people had to be evacuated owing to fear of fresh inundation. The CM added that she will see the relief camps personally to ensure that the flood victims do not suffer. The flood affected people can stay there as long as the situation does not improve.

The Delhi CM was asked about the menace of water logging and traffic chaos in the capital as well. As expected she pointed out towards the heavy rainfall. She tried to allay the fear of flood among the people and said that there is nothing to panic about. However, she admitted that the heavy rainfall may hamper the CWG preparation in Delhi to an extent.

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