Delhi to combat floods this year
New Delhi: With the onset of the monsoon, the Delhi government is determined to control floods in the capital this year, local Irrigation and Flood Minister Ashok Kumar Walia Tuesday said after visiting flood-prone areas here.
"This time, we are taking all the required precautions to escape last year`s situation. We will take all necessary steps to control floods, if they occur," Walia said.
Several parts of Delhi were flooded as the Yamuna overflowed last year.
Some low-lying areas near the river, including Garhi Mandu, Usmanpur Pusta, Jagatpur village and Shastri Nagar, were inundated. This prompted thousands of people to stake shelter in government relief camps.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus
- Indians face public wrath in Congo after Congolese national bludgeoned to death in Delhi; govt rejects racism claims
- Trump denounces illegal immigrants as tensions flare
- Regardless of N-deal, primary American embargo on Iran to stay: US Treasury Department
- UK PM Cameron says EU referendum turnout is greatest concern for 'In'