Hundreds of villages have been washed away, with the people losing everything they had. Bijnore, Moradabad and Bahraich have been worst affected, where People have been forced to spend the night on rooftops. Other districts affected include Barelly, Meerut, Saharanpur, Muzzafarnagar, Baghpat, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad and Lakhimpur-Kheri.
Around 7.44 lakh cusecs of water by Haryana, the water level in the Yamuna reached 206.16 metres — 1.33 metres above the danger mark — Tuesday morning. The water level is expected to touch 207 metres, 2.17 metres above the danger mark, by Wednesday.
Many low-lying areas in parts of the Delhi are flooded by the rising water level in Yamuna and people from areas like New Usmanpur, Sarita Vihar, Kalindi Kunj, Jamia Nagar and Wazirabad have been shifted to temporary shelter camps.
Rising water can be seen in Rishikesh and Haridwar, as water was released from the Tehri dam. The water level of Ganga at Haridwar is almost two meters above the danger mark.
In Bihar’s Gopalganj, Siwan and Saran districts on Monday after the Gandak river overflowed its banks, affecting thousands of people.
Twenty-seven local trains have been cancelled while 58 short distance trains like Farakka, Padmavati, Howrah Janata, Ranikhet and Lal Quila Express have been diverted.