LIVE weather updates | Thousands move to safer places in Delhi as Yamuna water level rises
The Delhi government on Tuesday said thousands of people living in floodplains of the city’s rising Yamuna River have been moved to temporary shelters in safer places and provided with food and water. Saurabh Bharadwaj, water minister of the AAP government led by Arvind Kejriwal, said the evacuation process is underway. Affected people are being moved to places in the East, North, Northeast, Southeast, Central and Shahdara districts of Delhi, where more than 2,700 tents have been arranged for them.
Bharadwaj said most of the tents to shelter the evacuees have been set up in the Eastern district (1,700), besides 280 in the Northeastern district of Delhi, 170 in Shahdara, 150 in the Central and 384 in the East district. South and other places. He said shelters are also ready in the Northern district, where drinking water and other facilities are available. (PTI)