Yamuna Bank Metro Station on the Blue Line has resumed its services for entry and exit of passengers after being temporarily closed due to the rising water levels of the Yamuna River. Officials confirmed on Sunday that the station is now accessible again, following a drop in the river’s water level.
The closure of the station had been initiated on Thursday as a precautionary measure due to the alarming increase in the water level of the Yamuna River. Over the past week, the river had swelled to 207.71 meters, surpassing its previous record of 207.49 meters set in 1978. The excessive water flow resulted in flooding various critical areas in Delhi. On Friday night, the water level in the Yamuna decreased to 207.98 meters, still three meters above the danger mark of 205.33 meters. However, by Sunday, the water level had further receded to 205.98 meters.
The Delhi Metro authorities took the decision to suspend entry to the Yamuna Bank Metro Station on Thursday when the station became inaccessible due to waterlogging caused by the rising river water. In a tweet, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) informed commuters about the closure, stating, “Due to the escalating water levels of the Yamuna River, the approach road leading to Yamuna Bank Metro Station is currently inaccessible. Kindly plan your journey accordingly and consider alternate routes. However, interchange facility is available.”
With the water level in the Yamuna now subsiding, the DMRC has reopened the entry and exit points at Yamuna Bank Metro Station, enabling passengers to resume their regular commute. This development brings relief to commuters who were inconvenienced during the station’s closure.
As the water situation stabilizes, authorities are urging residents and commuters to remain vigilant and stay updated on any further changes in the Yamuna River’s water level. Precautionary measures and alternate routes should be considered, particularly during periods of heavy rainfall or potential flooding, to ensure a safe and smooth travel experience.