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Breaking News: Historic Delhi Floods as Yamuna River Surges to Unprecedented Levels, ITO and Kashmere Gate Submerged in Unprecedented Deluge

The city of Delhi experienced an unprecedented situation as the water level of the Yamuna River surged to an alarming height, breaking a 45-year record. At 7 am on Thursday, the river reached a staggering 208.46 meters, surpassing the previous highest flood record set in 1978 at 207.49 meters. The magnitude of this rise has caused significant waterlogging in low-lying areas near Kashmere Gate and ITO, two prominent locations in the city.

The repercussions of the rising water level were immediately felt in these areas, impacting both commuters and residents alike. ITO, a vital route connecting east Delhi to central Delhi and the popular Connaught Place, was severely affected by the floodwaters. Other regions that experienced inundation due to the overflow of the Yamuna River included Chandgiram Akhada, Civil Lines, and the Nigam Bodh Ghat.
With the water level of the Yamuna River continuing to rise and low-lying areas being submerged, traffic movement in several routes has been significantly disrupted. As a result, Delhi Traffic Police have urged commuters to plan their journeys in advance, taking into account the challenges posed by the floods.

Various road stretches have been heavily impacted by the flooding, causing major disruptions in traffic flow. The Mahatma Gandhi Marg between the IP flyover and Chandgi Ram Akhara, as well as between the Kalighat Mandir and Chandgi Ram Akhara, has been severely affected. The Outer Ring Road, stretching from Wazirabad Bridge to Chandgi Ram Akhara, has also witnessed significant waterlogging. Furthermore, the overflow of drain water near the railway underbridge has led to the closure of traffic movement at Bhairon Road near Pragati Maidan.
In addition to the challenges posed by the flooding, repair work on C-Hexagon India Gate near Shershah Road cut has further compounded the traffic situation. This ongoing repair work will impact the movement of vehicles in the vicinity. To manage the situation, the movement of commercial vehicles across certain parts of Delhi will be regulated. Non-destined commercial vehicles will not be permitted to enter Delhi and will be redirected to the eastern and northern Peripheral Expressway. Diversion of commercial vehicles will take place at Mukarba Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, and Ghazipur border. Similarly, commercial vehicles traveling from Akshardham will be directed towards DND. Restrictions will be in place for commercial vehicles between Mukarba Chowk and Wazirabad Bridge, Sarai Kale Khan and IP flyover, and Akshardham and Sarai Kale Khan.

The authorities are working tirelessly to address the challenges posed by the unprecedented floods and ensure the safety and convenience of the residents and commuters in Delhi. It is crucial for everyone to stay informed, exercise caution, and cooperate with the directives issued by the Delhi Traffic Police during this challenging period.

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