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Heavy rain lashes Delhi, Gurgaon Police issue advisory

Fresh spells of rain lashed Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning, causing worry among office-goers two days after heavy showers and waterlogging made commute a nightmare.

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2016 11:30 IST
As the skies become dark and rains lash Gurgaon on Wednesday morning, vehicles keep their headlights on.
As the skies become dark and rains lash Gurgaon on Wednesday morning, vehicles keep their headlights on. (Photo: Twitter)

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Fresh spells of rain lashed Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning, causing worry among office-goers two days after heavy showers and waterlogging made commute a nightmare in the Capital.

The weather department forecast light showers for Wednesday, but it was dark and gloomy at 9am. The downpour coupled with strong winds and lightning left travellers stranded at Metro stations and bus stops.

It was pouring heavily in Noida and Gurgaon, where a massive jam triggered by rain inundated roads and left commuters stuck for more than 12 hours in the last week of July.

The Gurgaon police issued an advisory on Twitter, cautioning that “visibility is poor due to heavy rains”. Many schools were closed in the IT hub.

Delhi Police reported waterlogging in several areas.

On Monday, US secretary of state John Kerry’s motorcade was stuck in the Delhi traffic for more than an hour after heavy rains in the evening.

Kerry’s scheduled visit to Sisganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid and Gauri Shankar temple was cancelled due to the weather conditions on Wednesday.

Kerry’s motorcade en route to the Indian Institute of Technology, where he will deliver an address, was delayed due to waterlogging. He reached the venue an hour late.