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No rains in Delhi, humidity touches 100 per cent

Delhiites sweated it out today as humidity touched a new high of 100 per cent for the first time this season and rains eluded the city after torrential showers the previous evening.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2010 22:48 IST

Delhiites sweated it out on Tuesday as humidity touched a new high of 100 per cent for the first time this season and rains eluded the city after torrential showers the previous evening.

Though there was no rains during the day, traffic snarls were reported from some parts of the city during the morning hours due to waterlogging, a spill over effect of the heavy downpour last evening.

The high level of humidity troubled Delhiites. The maximum humidity touched 100 per cent while the minimum was recorded at 55 per cent, the Met Department said.

The mercury oscillated between 25 and 36 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday directed civic agencies to improve the drainage and repair roads damaged by the downpour in the city which is bracing up for the Commonwealth Games.

Dikshit particularly directed the agencies involved in various road projects to clear the construction wastes and other debris immediately, holding that rubbles lying in and around project sites blocked the drains following the rains.

The MCD on Tuesday said zonal deputy commissioners will be held personally responsible over waterlogging complaints and asked officials to take remedial measures and avoid going on leave during monsoon season.

Mayor P R Sawhney held a meeting to take stock of the situation in which Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra, all DCs and other senior officials were present.

Meanwhile, traffic snarls were reported from Dhaula Kuan, Maharani Bagh, Saket, and Lado Sarai. Vehicular movement were obstructed on the Ring Road towards IP flyover and near Shakarpur due to water logging, a senior police official said.

Waterlogging near Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium also caused traffic jam in the area.

In another case, a tree which fell near Harsh Vihar Chowk in Pitampura has resulted in a traffic jam in the area.

Traffic near South Extension, AIIMS, Lajpat Nagar and Moolchand were affected after a container truck broke down on the middle of Ashram flyover. The flyover is choc-a-bloc with vehicles, the official said.

The city received 0.2 mm of rains for a period of 12 hours ending 8:30 am on Tuesday. Heavy rains, which lashed the city for about 90 minutes last evening measuring 51.4 mm, threw the traffic out of gear.

The MeT Department said the city has so far received 129.3 mm of rain this monsoon, which is around four per cent more than the average.

The weatherman predicted that the temperatures will oscillate between 28 wand 37 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Eleven people, including two woman and three children, were killed in rain-related incidents on Monday.