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In Pics: Delhi's Record-Breaking Heatwave

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande

In the last few weeks, the temperatures in Delhi have risen to record-setting levels. The India Meteorological Department had forecast heatwaves in various regions of Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab. Orange alert has been issued in some part of Uttar Pradesh as the mercury touched 49 degrees Celsius.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

A lady walking down the lanes of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

No matter the heat, work continues.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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The day-to-day life continues as people could be seen going to work, tourists visiting historical sites, and the market bustling with shoppers.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Tourists near India Gate.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

A man walking down the road, looking visibly annoyed with the heat.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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The photographers at India Gate start their work everyday at around 10 am and continue till 7 pm, earning Rs 400-500 per day.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Tourist photographers Ravi Kumar Yadav from Kotla and Kamal Singh from Sadra.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

A group of photographers in front of India Gate. 

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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Even in this blistering heat, the work for Central Vista project continues. Labourers, guards, gardeners, and officials can be seen working around the area.

Sunil Kumar, 25, one of the workers on the Central Vista project, says that he has been working for two months, in 12-hour shifts. Though it is tough to handle the heat, he has no choice. Kumar, from Allahabad, earns only Rs 12,000 per month.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Sunil Kumar, worker at the Central Vista project.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Labourers of the Central Vista project.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

The guards taking rest under the shade. 

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) workers, who are responsible for maintaining the roads of Rashtrapati Bhavan area, break for lunch.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Mandir Singh, who is a section officer of Shram Shakti Bhawan (Ministry of Labour and Employment) says that even though they are aware of the plight of the workers who are working in this heat, all are under the system.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Mandir Singh, Section Officer, Ministry of Labour and Employment

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Marak Singh, Security Guard, Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation.

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Marak Singh, one of the security guards of Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, who works on the 10 am to 2 pm shift every day, said that the heat is gradually becoming unbearable for him.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Durbesh Kumar, who hails from Sukurpur, works from 8 am till 5 pm daily as a roadside worker. He rests under the shade of a tree after wrapping up his lunch.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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Red Fort area sees more crowd than India Gate or any other tourist spot in Delhi. The free water service has given some relief to the visitors. But the dust storms keep worsening the situation.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Asma Khatun on a tour of the Red Fort.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Visitors fill water amidst the rush.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Surji Rao, along with his family, has come from Maharashtra to tour Delhi for 15 days.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

A little boy trying to fill water along with other visitors. Poster reads: Free Water Service.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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Two busy shopping spots of Delhi, Sarojini Nagar and Connaught place, were crowded as usual.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

People enjoying chuski at Sarojini Nagar Market.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Baby Maan having ice cream with his  mother and aunty.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

One of the visitors of the Sarojini Nagar Market.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

A mother giving water to his son at Connaught Place.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

One of the NDMC workers, Ajay, who looks after one of the parking areas of Connaught Place, says he works all day, and more often than not, he has to work post midnight, till all the cars are cleared.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

"Kaam hai to karna hai," says NDMC worker Ajay.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

Sanjay Kumar from Shakti Nagar, who runs an Ola auto as well as a metered auto, works for 12 hours. He carries two bottles of cold water every day and offers them to passengers as well.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

Sanjay Kumar, auto driver.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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Due to increase in global warming, the heatwave will continue to rise. Every year, Delhi and other North Indian states, face such humidity. Even though no one can be expected to get used to such heat, they'll do what they know best – survive.

Photostory: Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India.

A visitor in Connaught Place, paying for water from a sikanjiwala.

(Photo: Ribhu Chatterjee/The Quint)

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