Bumper-to-bumper traffic was witnessed at major intersections such as ITO, Laxmi Nagar, Moti Bagh, Kashmere Gate, Munirka, Dwarka and Dhaula Kuan.
Commuters had a hard time navigating the roads in most parts of the city as visibility also dropped a bit. Pedestrians were seen wading through streets flooded by overflowing drains.
"It took me 40 minutes to reach the Akshardham metro station from my home, a distance which I cover within five minutes every day. Traffic was moving very slow," said Ridhi Chouhan, who works at a private bank in Noida.
People were stuck at metro stations and bus stops waiting for the showers to subside while autorickshaw and taxi drivers had a field day charging hefty sums from those in a hurry to reach office.
"I had to shell out Rs. 180 (for an auto) from my home in Munirka to my office at Connaught Place today (Saturday). On normal days, the fare is not more than Rs. 100," said Ashok Ojha, who works at a telecom company.