With flood water entering various low-lying areas due to incessant rains, the Delhi government has started evacuation of people residing in these localities and has even sounded an alert.
The flood control department as well as disaster management authority have been asked by the government to use their full resources to extend all possible help to those affected by the flood.
For most of the year, the Yamuna is effectively a polluted drain that flows through Delhi. There is little water and mostly pollutants discharge from factories and settlements.
Attempts are on to rescue those living on the banks of the swollen river. Incessant rain over the last few days has flooded the region.
The roofs of huts submerged by the swollen river Yamuna are seen protruding from water. Over 300 people have been affected, most of them farmers, living in scattered settlements.
A youth stands in his house as he watches the rising waters of the river Yamuna. Makeshift tents have been put in six places to accommodate the displaced. But many still wait for the rescue teams.