Due to incessant rain, water level of both Ganga and Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj has crossed the danger mark. The floodwater entered low-lying parts of the city and residents of the flood-affected areas are being shifted to relief camps. The flood monitoring cell has fixed the danger mark at 84.73 metres for both the rivers. Ganga, which already crossed the danger-mark on Tuesday, flows at 84.75 metres at Phaphamau point while Yamuna flows at 84.56 metres in Naini. The Yamuna currently is flowing 6 centimetres below the warning-mark.
In the wake of flood, the district administration announced that all schools will remain closed for three days. The NDRF team is conducting rescue and relief operations across the city. At least 1474 people belonging 143 families have become homeless, are being shifted to 31 flood relief camps.
In Varanasi too, Ganga has crossed the warning mark with Ghats and the low-lying areas along the river submerged in water. The Boat services have also been suspended in the city.
The cremation ground at Harishchandra Ghat and Manikarnika Ghat were submerged by floodwater forcing people to perform the last rituals in the narrow lanes and backyard of houses adjoining ghats in the city.
Rains have resulted in waterlogging and traffic snarls in Varanasi and the district administration has asked the police and NDRF team on high alert.