After heavy showers lashed some parts of the city on Friday, several areas in the city reported waterlogging. The central control room of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) received 40 complaints of waterlogging and six complaints of falling of trees from across the capital.
The worst-affected areas included the Civil Lines zone and Shahdara (North zone). Some areas that reported major waterlogging complaints included Parliament Annexe building, area in front of the Red Cross building, Krishi Bhavan, Rafi Marg, ITO, Laxmi Nagar and Kashmere Gate, Mandir Marg, Minto Road, Gate, Nirman Bhavan, Ashoka Road and Karol Bagh.
The New Delhi area fared no better, as people had to wade through knee-deep water.
Heavy waterlogging was reported from Baba Kharak Singh Marg, where the civic agency was re-carpeting the road, Connaught Place, Mandir Marg and Minto Road.
Traffic police had to divert traffic in and around Connuaght Place, as it became too chaotic with vehicles jostling for space on the roads.
MCD officials claimed that heavy rainfall and the construction waste at different sites related to the Commonwealth Games was escalating the problem. The civic agency has also deployed staff in all zones to ensure that openings of drains — gully-gratings, bell-mouths — are kept clean at all times.