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Heavy rain causes water-logging, traffic snarls across Delhi-NCR

delhi Updated: Jul 11, 2015 16:06 IST
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Vehicles cross a water-logged area near Lajpat Nagar after heavy rain in New Delhi on Saturday. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

Heavy rainfall in the national capital, Gurgaon and Noida on Saturday led to water-logging in many areas, causing massive traffic jams.

The Delhi traffic police said there were gridlocks in many parts of the city including Mahipalpur, ITO junction, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Kalandi Kunj, New Friends Colony and Sohna Road near Gurgaon.

Many parts of Lajpat Nagar, Defence Colony, Punjabi Bagh and Seelampur are submerged in water, police said.

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Water-logging could be seen at several places across the national capital. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

The heavy rainfall and the water-logging have left the commuters clueless.

"I have been struck in the half way of Defence Colony flyover going towards Lajpat Nagar for more than an hour now. There is no respite," Raman Batra, who works in a bank, said.

Delhi received 93.8mm of rainfall till 8.30am on Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. It has forecast more rainfall.

The minimum temperature settled four notches below the season's average at 23 degrees Celsius.

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Vehicles wade through rainwater near Kashmiri Gate on Saturday. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

The humidity at 2.00pm was 89%.

The day's maximum temperature is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius.

Friday's maximum temperature settled one notch below the season's average at 32 degrees Celsius while the minimum settled slightly below the season's average at 26.2 degrees Celsius.

Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh brought happiness to farmers though it affected normal life in some cities and towns of the region. Farmers in both food grain producing states said that the rain was good for the recently sown paddy crop.

"Farmers have been waiting for the monsoon to arrive this year. The arrival was a bit delayed. But a good rainfall will help the paddy crop," farmer Karnail Singh of Derabassi said.