Recent heavy rains in Noida have caused the Hindon River to overflow, leading to widespread flooding in the region. The area near Noida’s Ecotech 3 witnessed severe inundation, leaving hundreds of cars stranded. Additionally, several houses in low-lying areas were submerged due to the swelling of the river. The situation has prompted district administration officials to take swift action, moving affected residents to shelter homes for safety.
The impact of the overflowing Hindon River was also felt in Greater Noida, where around 350 cars belonging to the online cab aggregator Ola were submerged. These vehicles were parked at a dump yard, which became inundated with water from the swollen river, as reported by PTI.
The district administration, including District Magistrate Manish Verma, Additional District Magistrate Atul Kumar, and Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar Yadav, visited shelter homes in Chhijarsi, Chotpur, and Haibatpur to assess the situation and provide assistance to those affected. Noida MLA Pankaj Singh also visited the impacted villages, interacting with locals and government officials to understand the gravity of the situation.
As a precautionary measure, the district administration has urged residents residing in low-lying areas near the Hindon River to evacuate to safer locations or take refuge in shelter homes. The government is extending all possible help to the people impacted by the floods, with efforts ongoing to provide necessary relief and support.
In response to the worsening weather conditions, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration has ordered the closure of all schools up to Class 12 in Noida and Greater Noida. The decision was taken to ensure the safety of students and faculty amid the continuous rainfall and waterlogging.
Tragically, the overflowing Hindon River in Ghaziabad resulted in the loss of two young lives. Two boys, Adarsh (18) and Krish Mishra (16), had gone missing on Sunday after slipping into the deep waters of the river in Karhera village. After an intense rescue operation conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, the bodies of the missing boys were recovered.
The floods have caused additional challenges in Ghaziabad, with people from the affected areas seeking refuge in the homes of their relatives and relief camps. The situation has been exacerbated by the submergence of two electric substations at Kanha Upvan and Morti, leading to an eight-feet water inundation and disruption of electricity supply in societies of Rajnagar extension.
As the heavy rainfall persists, authorities continue to monitor the situation closely and provide necessary assistance to those affected by the flooding. Residents are urged to stay cautious and follow guidance from district authorities to ensure their safety during this challenging time.
Sources by Agencies