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Drinking water supply significantly reduced due to heavy rains in Delhi

  1. Elemental phenomena

Three water treatment plants have been flooded in India’s capital Delhi as a result of heavy rains, Reuters reports. According to the agency, the Yamuna River that flows through the city has overflowed its banks, rising to its highest level in 45 years.

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Delhi authorities said the supply of drinking water in the capital would be reduced by 25 percent due to the unusually heavy downpours. The restrictions will affect several areas of one of India’s largest cities.

It should be noted that New Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have received 100 percent more rainfall than average. Delhi authorities plan to reopen facilities that have been flooded as soon as the Yamuna River water levels subside in the coming days.

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