Delhi – Emergency Situation

A day after hitting a 60-year high, the water level of the Yamuna continued to rise in the national capital on Thursday. Flood waters submerged areas close to the river’s flood plains, closed arterial roads, and hit the city’s water supply. More than 23,000 people were evacuated, all educational institutions were shut, and the government asked most employees to work from home. The river breached the ‘danger mark’ of 205.33 metres in the city on Monday evening.

Emergency situation

Roads near important locations — including Red Fort, the Income Tax Office area and Civil Lines — were flooded; a number of areas further away from the river were also inundated.

The city’s drinking water supply has been affected, with three water treatment plants being closed after they were flooded.

The city’s drinking water supply has been affected, with three water treatment plants being closed after they were Terming the situation an “emergency”. Staff of all government offices, barring those which cater to essential services, will work from home.

The government has listed the Bill to replace the contentious ordinance on Delhi services for the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, that begins on July

  1. The Ordinance amending the Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi Act, 1991 curtails Delhi government’s powers over bureaucracy.

21 new Bills

A total of 21 new Bills have been listed for the session with 17 sittings, as per a bulletin issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat. Also listed for consideration and passage during the session were the Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill and the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament begins on July 20 and will continue till August 11.

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