Residents in Delhi have been battling the Yamuna, which has flooded the streets and swamped houses, shops, and autos. Residents’ anguish has been exacerbated by failing electric poles in the midst of the pandemonium.

Those walking through Delhi’s ITO are getting shocked by electric poles after being forced to walk on the pavement’s edge by the Yamuna waters.
Images from this morning show a queue of people waiting to cross the ITO pavement, where some electric poles are malfunctioning and causing a jolt. The electrical supply to the poles has now been shut off by authorities.

Last month, a 34-year-old mother was electrocuted in front of her children at the New Delhi railway station. In another section of town, a 17-year-old died while attempting to wade through a flooded roadway into which a live wire had fallen. Sohail’s death was revealed on the same day that the National Human Rights Commission filed notifications to the chairman of the Railway Board, the Delhi government, and the city police over the woman’s death, citing “life-threatening lapses” and “apparent negligence of the authorities.”

Road closures have resulted in enormous traffic congestion, adding to commuters’ agony. Siddhart Srivastav, an advocate by profession, claimed to have completed four to five miles in three hours.

“I left my house in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, around 8.30 a.m., on my way to Tis Hazari court.” It took me three hours to get into Delhi through GT Road, which was still congested. Right now, I’m looking for a U-turn to get back home,” he explained.

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