December 2, 2023

Rising water ranges in Yamuna river have prompted intensive floods and havoc in a number of northern cities. The water degree has now crossed the ‘low-level flood’ mark of 495 toes in Agra and reached the partitions of the Taj Mahal for the primary time in practically 45 years. Such excessive ranges of water have consequently submerged a backyard behind the Seventeenth-century monument.

Based on native authorities, the Yamuna River reached a top of 497.99 toes. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) nevertheless has said that there isn’t any quick risk to the UNESCO World Heritage web site. Some areas surrounding the Taj Mahal, such because the outer elements of Itimad-ud-Daula’s tomb and the Dussehra Ghat, have additionally been affected as water entered these places.

As of Monday at 11 pm, the water degree of the Yamuna River in Delhi was measured at 206.01 meters, indicating a slight improve in comparison with the earlier gradual lower in water ranges. A number of elements of the nationwide capital proceed to expertise waterlogging.

Delhi is at the moment grappling with considered one of its most extreme flood-like conditions resulting from heavy rainfall, resulting in the evacuation of over 25,000 people from inundated areas.

The Central Water Fee (CWC) has reported that the water degree, which had breached the hazard mark, inflicting intensive flooding within the metropolis, was recorded at 205.48 meters at 7 am on Monday, a lower from 206.02 meters recorded at 8 am on Sunday.

District Justice of the Peace Navneet Chahal performed an inspection of low-lying areas in Agra metropolis on Sunday and instructed officers to make obligatory preparations within the occasion of a flood-like state of affairs.

Preparations have been intensified in villages positioned alongside the Chambal River bordering the Agra district, as per an official. The rise within the water degree of the Yamuna River in Agra is attributed to the discharge of water from two barrages prior to now 24 hours. Particularly, 1,06,473 cusecs of water was launched from the Okhla Barrage, and 1,24,302 cusecs of water was launched from the Gokul Barrage in Mathura, the place all seven gates have been opened.

Based on Archeological Survey of India another monuments which could possibly be presumably threatened however aren’t in danger as of now are Rambagh, Mehtab Bagh, Zohra Bagh and Kala Gumbad.

“A river by no means forgets” – Yamuna returns to its pure course 

Since final week, the swelling of the Yamuna River has prompted intensive flooding in low-lying areas alongside its banks, together with elements of the nationwide capital, Delhi. The rising water ranges ached areas that haven’t been inundated in a long time.

The floodwater from the Yamuna reached a piece of the Ring Street between the Pink Fort and Salimgarh Fort final week.

Social media posts shared visuals of knee-deep water close to the northern partitions of the Mughal-era Pink Fort contrasting these photos with a number of Mughal-era work depicting an identical scene from centuries in the past when the Yamuna River flowed naturally in that space are being extensively circulated.

Netizens prompt that the Yamuna River is reclaiming its pure course that was altered when the floodplains have been encroached upon, crammed up, and reworked into city areas.

Previous images from the late 1800s have been being extensively shared on social media displaying water from the Yamuna River close to the Pink Fort, portraying the historic connection between the river and the realm at the moment affected by flooding.