Indian capital key roads, Delhi


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In the Indian capital Key roads , Delhi, have been flooded as water from the Yamuna river has overflowed onto them.

Since Wednesday The water level of the river has been rising  after it breached an all-time high mark in more than 45 years.

Authorities have evacuated thousands from nearby low-lying areas and have diverted traffic from arterial roads.

 Officials say. Northern India has noticed record rainfall so far this monsoon season, which began in June,

 In Himachal Pradesh at least 88 people have died since rains began late last month, while nearby states like Punjab and Haryana have also been witnessing severe flooding.

 On Thursday morning, authorities said  the water level of Yamuna had risen to 208.46 meters from 207.49 meters the previous day - the highest in 45 years, .

Water from the swelling river has inundated several low-lying areas and roads. Videos shared on social media show cars and buses submerged under water on the streets.

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Footage from local TV channels showed the street outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's home flooded, while PTI news agency reported that a key road going towards Connaught Place - a popular business centre in central Delhi - was also flooded.

Mr Kejriwal told reporters on Thursday that schools, colleges and universities in the capital would remain shut until Sunday. He attach that government employees, except those providing essential services, could work from home.

"Advisory is being issued for private offices too to work from home," he added.

In Delhi Three water treatment plants  have been shut due to the flood-like situation. that water will have to be rationed and so people were likely to face shortages for a couple of days. Mr Kejriwal has said.

Heavy vehicles  except like those providing essential services, have been banned from entering Delhi.

Under flyovers by the Delhi government. More than 16,000 people have been shifted to relief tents pitched. 

Rescue efforts are ongoing in flooded areas. Disaster relief teams have been deployed in several regions.

On Wednesday, Mr Kejriwal said he had asked the federal government to control the amount of water being released from Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana, which he said was causing the Yamuna to swell.

 The flow of water from the barrage will begin subsiding by 14:00 IST (08.30 GMT) on Thursday, and this should bring some respite to flooded areas. Authorities have said. 

The state's governor and Mr Kejriwal met the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday to discuss the flood situation.

 For India  Seasonal monsoon rains are a lifeline but also typically cause deaths and destruction to property each year.

In recent years India has experienced increasingly extreme weather  - the unrelenting rains come just weeks after an extreme heat wave gripped most of north India.

Many factors donate  to flooding, but some experts say climate change caused by global warming makes extreme rainfall more likely.

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