In recent days, the Hindon River‘s water level has surged significantly, leading to a distressing situation in Noida’s Ecotech 3 area. The surge in water has caused severe flooding, resulting in numerous vehicles getting trapped and several houses being submerged in the low-lying regions of Noida. The impact of the flooding has been so profound that even a dump yard in Greater Noida, where around 350 cars of the popular online cab aggregator Ola were parked, got inundated with water from the swollen Hindon River, as reported by the news agency PTI.
The Plight of the Flood-Affected
The overflow from the swollen Hindon River has taken a toll on the lives of hundreds of people residing in the floodplains. Many have been left stranded and are now seeking refuge in shelter homes set up by the district administration. District Magistrate Manish Verma, Additional District Magistrate Atul Kumar, and Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar Yadav have been actively involved in monitoring the situation and providing assistance to those affected.
Urgent Appeals for Safety
As the situation worsens, the district administration is urgently appealing to the residents of low-lying areas near the Hindon River to relocate to safer locations or shelter homes. The government is committed to extending all possible help to the impacted population during these trying times. Safety measures are being taken proactively to mitigate further risks and ensure the well-being of the residents.
Disruption of Daily Life
The flood situation has disrupted normal life in Noida and Greater Noida, necessitating the closure of all schools up to Class 12 on Wednesday. The closure decision was taken by the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration in response to the waterlogging and continuous rainfall. District Inspector of Schools Dharmveer Singh confirmed the closure of schools to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Tragic Incidents on the River
The Hindon River’s swelling waters have caused tragic incidents as well. In Ghaziabad, two boys, Adarsh (18) and Krish Mishra (16), went missing on Sunday in the Karhera village after the river’s water discharge increased. The flood led to their disappearance, resulting in a massive rescue operation. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, along with local authorities, tirelessly worked to retrieve the boys’ bodies, bringing much-needed closure to their grieving families.
Relief Measures and Assistance
In response to the crisis, many residents from the flood-affected areas in Ghaziabad have sought shelter with their relatives and at relief camps. The situation remains critical as two electric substations at Kanha Upvan and Morti have been submerged in eight feet of water, leading to the disruption of electricity supply in societies of Rajnagar extension. The authorities are working diligently to restore normalcy and provide essential services to the affected areas.
The rising water level of the Hindon River has triggered havoc and turmoil in Noida and Ghaziabad. The impact has been felt not only in terms of submerged houses and stranded vehicles but also in the tragic loss of lives. The district administration and rescue teams are working round the clock to provide support, relief, and safety to the flood-affected residents. It is crucial for all citizens in vulnerable areas to heed the authorities’ warnings and move to safer locations to ensure their well-being during this challenging time.
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What caused the rise in the Hindon River’s water level?
The rise in the Hindon River’s water level can be attributed to heavy rainfall and the subsequent overflow.
How many vehicles were submerged in the dump yard in Greater Noida?
Around 350 cars of the online cab aggregator Ola were submerged due to the overflowing river.
Are schools closed in the affected areas?
Yes, all schools up to Class 12 in Noida and Greater Noida are closed due to the ongoing rain and waterlogging.
How did the authorities respond to the missing boys’ situation in Ghaziabad?
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team conducted a thorough rescue operation and successfully retrieved the bodies of the missing boys.
What are the relief measures taken for the flood-affected residents?
The district administration has set up shelter homes and relief camps to provide assistance and support to those impacted by the floods.