Monday, June 17, 2024

Nigambodh Ghat, Delhi’s biggest crematorium, closed amid waterlogging

In view of the flooding in various parts of Delhi, crematoriums located at Nigambodh Ghat, Geeta Colony, Wazirabad and Sarai Kale Khan have been closed.

“Due to floods in Delhi, crematoriums at Nigambodh Ghat, Geeta Colony, Wazirabad and Sarai Kale Khan are closed,” Mayor Shelly Oberoi said on Friday.

Advising people to consider alternative cremation grounds, she also shared a list of other cremation sites where people could go for funerals.

Since yesterday, several areas in the city, including Red Fort, Kashmere Gate, Civil Lines, Rajghat and ITO were inundated and rescue operations are on-going.

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has said that the Red Fort will remain closed for public and general visitors till Friday.

The water level in Yamuna river shattered the 45-year-old record and was flowing at 208.6 meter on Thursday. On September 6, 1978, Yamuna had touched the water level of 207.49 meter.Following the flood in several low-lying areas of the national capital thousands of people have been evacuated while several roads in Delhi have been closed for traffic as the water flooded the streets. At least 12 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been deployed in Delhi for rescue and evacuation operations.


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