Heavy rains have created flood conditions in four northern districts of West Bengal. The West Bengal Irrigation Department has issued a red alert on Teesta and Jaldhaka rivers.
According to information received from the West Bengal Irrigation Department’s flood control center on Thursday, about 984,000 cusecs of water was released from 4:00 am to 12:00 pm through Ghazaldoba barrage of Teesta. That means 1 lakh cusecs of water is being released per hour. This has created the danger of flooding in Bangladesh.
The India Meteorological Department had predicted heavy rains from Tuesday. Its reflection can be seen from Wednesday night. This resulted in flood situation in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal. Water entered the locality from Wednesday night. In the last 24 hours it has rained 37.70 mm in Jalpaiguri, 125.60 mm in Siliguri and 290 mm in Banarhat.
Meanwhile, the flood situation has also worsened in North India. Water has been flowing over the levee in the Yamuna river since Tuesday. As a result, the administration has issued section 144 in the area around the Yamuna river.
It is known that the water level in Yamuna reached 208.46 meters at 7 am on Thursday. It rose to 208.48 meters by 8 am.
According to the flood control portal, in 2013, the Yamuna river crossed the 207 meter mark near the Old Railway Bridge.
The situation has become so bad that water is also entering the city. The area adjacent to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence is also floating in Yamuna water. Underwater Kashmiri Gate, Delhi Assembly Area, Boat Club, Monastery Market, Yamuna Bazar, Geeta Ghat, Khadda Colony, Manju Katila to Wazirabad, Mayur Vihar. In such a situation, a state of emergency has been issued in the capital. A total of 16 control rooms have been opened to deal with the flood situation. Fearing severe floods, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded the Centre’s intervention.