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Havoc in North West India due to excessive rain, schools to be closed

Waterlogging in Northwest India. Photo Credit: Mint
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INDIA: North West India is struggling to deal with excessive water due to heavy rainfall from the past few days. This has resulted in waterlogging on tracks in several States. People living in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana as well as Rajasthan are suffering due to the after effects of the rain. More than 406 passenger trains as well as 300 mail trains have been cancelled between July 7 to 15. Moreover, more than 500 passenger trains and about 600 Express trains have been affected due to the waterlogging.

Unfortunately, many people have also lost their life and property due to flash flood and landsliding. Delhi is also among others which is suffering with the flood situation. The water has collected on streets and vehicles have been standard for long hours. 12 NDRF teams have been deployed for the rescue operation in the affected areas. As per the Delhi government order, more than 16000 people have been evacuated to safer places. These people had their homes in low lying areas. Moreover, the flood water has now reached the Red Fort which shows that the situation has really detrogated.

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Trains cancelled and diverted

For three continuous days there has been rainfall which was marked as heavy to extremely heavy. Leading to overflowing of rivers dreams and disrupting infrastructure along with necessary services in Jammu Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh. The Northern Railways have, due to such situation, cancelled more than 300 Express trains short terminated more than 100 trains and 191 trains have been diverted. Furthermore, 67 train were diverted which were short originated, as per official information.

On the other hand, Yamuna water level has rised to 208.63 m as per measured at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Yamuna Bazar area has been flooded heavily as well. Due to such situations in Delhi, all schools of all boards will be closed on Friday in Noida and Greater Noida. “Due to Yamuna water level raising high because of continuous heavy rains, and in view of chances of rain, district magistrate has ordered closure of all schools of all boards on July 14 in Noida and Greater Noida,” informed District Inspector of Schools, Dharmveer Singh.

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