Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him up over phone from France to enquire about the flood and waterlogging situation in the national capital, Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena said on Thursday.
“Honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji called from France to enquire about the waterlogging and flood situation in Delhi and the efforts being made to deal with it,” Saxena said in a tweet in Hindi.
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी ने फ्रांस से फोन कर दिल्ली में जलभराव व बाढ़ की स्थिति और उससे निपटने के लिये किये जा रहे प्रयासों की विस्तृत जानकारी ली।
उन्होंने केंद्र सरकार से हर सम्भव सहायता ले कर दिल्ली के हित में समुचित कदम उठाने के निर्देश दिये।
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) July 13, 2023
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The Lt Governor said the prime minister “directed that appropriate steps be taken in the interest of Delhi by taking all possible help from the central government”.
Roads turned into rivers and water gushed into houses, medical facilities, crematoriums and shelter homes in Delhi as the Yamuna river water level rose to record high, causing immense hardship for the people.