Brace for more rain after 11 deaths in Delhi, record breaking as monsoon enters.


Civic officials have said that manpower has been increased to deal with waterlogging complaints.

New Delhi:

Delhiites recovering from the after-effects of Friday's record-breaking rainfall should brace themselves for more rain. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for the national capital, predicting heavy rain today and tomorrow.

According to India Meteorological Department's color-coded warning system, an orange alert tells people to be prepared for heavy rain.

Several low-lying areas were inundated and 11 people died in the first two days of monsoon in Delhi. The city recorded 228.1 mm of rain when the monsoon hit on Friday – the heaviest single-day rainfall in June since 1936.

IMD scientist Soma Sen told NDTV that Monsoon is advancing and heavy rainfall is likely in many parts of North India. “Eastern UP has been covered and in the next two-three days, western UP and Haryana will be covered,” he said.

Scenes of vehicles stuck in flooded underpasses and residents wading through water to get essential items flashed on TV screens since Friday morning. As the day progressed, news of deaths started pouring in. The dead included several children, who drowned in the crater, and passengers trapped in flooded underpasses. Three people also died in the wall collapse incident in Vasant Vihar. At Delhi Airport's Terminal-1, a part of the canopy collapsed during heavy rain, crushing several cars. A cab driver who was waiting for passengers died in this incident.

Traffic movement was disrupted due to waterlogging in several areas, including the Pragati Maidan tunnel, which remained closed yesterday.

Civic officials have said that manpower has been increased to deal with waterlogging complaints. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Vice Chairman Satish Upadhyay told news agency PTI that four additional pumps are on standby basis in Golf Links and Bharti Nagar areas due to waterlogging on Friday. slipped from

“Three super-suction machines mounted on vehicles will continue patrolling the vulnerable areas. We have also deployed additional staff and canceled the leave of all staff,” he said. “CCTV cameras are being used to monitor vulnerable areas,” another official said.

Delhi Municipal Corporation officials said their central control room is functioning round the clock. “In total, 72 permanent pumping stations were operational and working as per requirement, besides 465 mobile/submersible pumps of various capacities were arranged to treat the aquifer.PT came

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena inspected the worst-hit areas and the drainage system, a statement said. It added that Mr. Saxena was found in drains full of garbage, debris and mud.

Meteorologists have identified extreme weather events in the national capital over the past few years. He has noted that Delhi receives about 650 mm of rain during the monsoon. And weather data shows the city received a third of that on the first day alone.

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