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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.
Heavy rains in Gurgaon, please be advised. Be patient and maintain lane discipline, we are on the job to facilitate your movements m— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) August 31, 2016
Steadily raining in Gurgaon. Another challenging day as there could be waterlogging, jams. Drive safe. pic.twitter.com/LGskybCkFE— abhishekbehl (@abhishekbehl) August 31, 2016
Delhi Police reported waterlogging in several areas.
Water logging on Ring Road Dhaula Kuan, Bhairon Road towards Mathura Road, Roundabout Teen Murti, IGNOU Road, IP Flyover towards Sarai..1/3— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
2/3..Kale Khan, Barapullah flyover towards DND, Ashram Chowk.Ring Road Maharani Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan,— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
3/3.. Raja Garden towards Mayapuri,Gymkhana towards Teen Murti Marg.— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
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.