The Yamuna water level in Delhi has reached a record high of 208.05 meters.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has issued an advisory for cremation grounds near the Yamuna river due to potential water ingress.
The advisory advises against using the Nigam Bodh Ghat cremation ground and suggests alternative locations.
Waterlogging has been reported at the Geeta Colony crematorium, and citizens are encouraged to use other cremation facilities.
The water level in the Yamuna rose rapidly over the past three days, surpassing the danger mark earlier than expected.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged residents in low-lying areas near the Yamuna floodplains to evacuate their houses.
Kejriwal has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting measures to regulate the flow of water entering Delhi.
Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat explained the challenges in controlling the water flow due to the absence of a reservoir.
Residents are advised to follow the advisory, take necessary precautions, and prioritize their safety during this critical period.
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