Delhi flood news: Cremation grounds near Yamuna face flooding, MCD issues advisory.

The Yamuna water level in Delhi has breached all-time record and is flowing at 208.05 metres, Central Water Commission has said.

In view of the rising water levels, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) issued an advisory for some cremation grounds near the Yamuna river.

MCD has asked people to not to use the cremation ground at Nigham Bodh Ghat as there is a possibility of water entering into the Ghat which can hamper cremation activities.

The civic body has instead advised people to use nearby cremation grounds.

As per MCD, “There is a possibility of water entering into the Nigam Bodh Ghat hampering the cremation-related activities.

Therefore, general public is advised to take the dead bodies of their near and dear to the nearby cremation grounds i.e. Panchkuyian Road, Sat Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, Green Park, Dakshinpuri or preferably near their colony."

The water level of Yamuna has crossed the mark of 208.05 meters, exceeding the Central Water Commission's estimate of 207.99 meters late on Wednesday night, putting authorities on alert mode.

In a bid to ensure the safety of the public, Delhi Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in flood-prone areas of the national capital as preventive measures.