Delhi Flood News: Army Jawans Help Restore Hope Amid Chaos by Controlling Floodwaters in the Capital

As Delhi struggled with severe floods brought on by the overflowing Yamuna River and drainage problems, the Indian Army responded to the situation with an amazing show of bravery and determination. Army Jawans have been sent to several locations in the city to address issues as a result of low-lying regions being swamped.

At the Old Delhi Railway Bridge, the Yamuna River’s flow is progressively decreasing. At six in the morning on Saturday, 207.68 meters were noted. The water level is now running over the danger limit, despite promises that it will continue to drop. Due to this, issues with drainage and sewage overflow have continued in a number of localities, including ITO, Bhairon Marg, Daryaganj, Red Fort, Yamuna Bazar, Rajghat, and Mathura Road.

Army requested assistance.

The Delhi government requested help from the Indian Army due to the severity of the floods on July 13.

The Army Jawans’ initial mission was to free the stuck sluice gates of the ITO Bridge Barrage. These five gates had been locked for years, but they were now stuck. In order to let water through and stop backflow, the gates needed to be opened.

“An elite group of engineers used their abilities to remove the barriers that were impeding the gates throughout the night. One of the gates had been effectively opened by morning, allowing for better control of the water flow, according to a senior Indian Army official.

After more than 24 hours of labor by the Army crew, the ITO Barrage’s first clogged gate was finally freed late on Friday. The remaining gates are currently being worked on.

To speed up the release of the remaining clogged barrage gates, a team of Indian Navy personnel from Mumbai is also traveling to Delhi. The diving activities would be augmented by a dive crew from Western Naval Command that is being airlifted and has specialized welding, cutting, and desilting equipment. They’ll attempt to cut or open the gates.

DAMAGED REGULATOR DOOR

Officials claimed that drain number 12 at ITO close to the WHO building contributed considerably to the issue as the national capital continued to experience serious waterlogging in various places.

A fresh issue arose on July 14 in the early morning hours close to the WHO Building when overflow from the Yamuna River started flooding the city. The problem was made worse by the regulator door being destroyed by the water surge. To complete the assignment, an Army squad was also sent out.

The regulator, which was already in poor condition, fell way under the strain of the river’s water rushing through it, causing frightening backflow. The restoration of the regulator at the drain’s mouth will start after the work on this problem is almost finished, according to sources at the LG office.On Friday, the regulator was reinstated.

Army will assist in reestablishing drinking water supply

The Wazirabad Water Treatment Plant’s water supply will be restored with help from the Army as well. The city’s water supply has been compromised by submerged pumps and a malfunctioning filtering facility. Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, visited the facility and emphasized the anticipated water shortage in the city.

Numerous NDMC public restrooms were discovered to be dry on Friday. The supply issue was mentioned by the employees.

The Chief Works Engineer Utility of Delhi Area, working with the Delhi Jal Board, carried out a careful evaluation to ascertain the needs for regaining the filtration plant’s operation.

The army official stated, “Once the water level recedes, the Army Engineer team will start the restoration work, closely coordinated with the authorities and ensuring uninterrupted water supply to the citizens of Delhi.”

Army Headquarters monitors the flooding situation in Delhi.

The Army HQ in Delhi is keeping an eye on the situation as long as the Yamuna River’s water level is over the danger threshold and is well aware of how serious the current floods are.

The officer said, “The Army Engineers Teams remain on standby, prepared to address any new challenges that may emerge as a result of the rising water levels.”