The River Reclaims her Land and her Glory

More than normal rain in the Northern plains and the Himilaya’s means that the rivers are overflowing now. One of them is The Yamuna along whose banks Delhi is built. Over the past years Yamuna had been reduced to the state of a sewage distributary. And the government has spent thousands of crores to clean it but to no avail. Moreover as the water amount had decreased the banks of the river had been encroached by illegal settlements. But in 10 days Yamuna has cleaned herself. Rains added extra muscles to the river and flexing those she has reclaimed her land back (leaving the illegal encroachers homeless), her past glory as the once fabled mighty river of North India.

Sharing some snaps taken from my review of the area that is under water now.

Most of the huts on the low lying areas have been washed away. In places water has even crossed the dike and flooded nearby parks and other residential areas. Extreme right photo is that of a flooded Badminton court in a park:

Some nearby residential colonies are also in deep waters. Including a nearby Ashram:

Four more photographs but have uploaded them to my photoblog as I thought they deserved to be there. You can go there too check them. Heres the link: Photoblog

8 Responses to “The River Reclaims her Land and her Glory”
  1. Sapna says:

    Fury of nature – Incredibly Beautiful!!!

  2. Purba says:

    What a spectacular comeback for the Yamuna.

  3. delhizen says:

    it will be so nice if Yamuna gets as clean as it was in the olden times

  4. It reminds me the flood in River Tapi-Surat.

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