Light rain, vehicle breakdowns slow down traffic in Delhi

  • Mohit Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 13:49 IST
Heavy traffic after the light rain shower on the NH-24 in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary/HT)

Light showers and vehicle breakdowns in different areas led to traffic snarls across the Capital on Monday morning. According to traffic police, the traffic movement is likely to be slow even during the day.

Office-goers witnessed jams at Dhaula Kuan, Sardar Patel Marg, Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, Delhi Cantt, ITO, Nirman Vihar, Nehru Place and Outer Ring Road near hotel Hyatt. Traffic police tweeted that a truck broke down each at Dhaula Kuan, Savitri flyover and on Outer Ring Road near Africa Avenue while a cluster bus developed a fault obstructing traffic at Vikas Marg.

Traffic police has also advised people to avoid areas near Shyam Lal College (around Shahdara Metro station) and Zakir Hussain College as their cultural festivals starting today are likely to witness heavy footfall.

“It took me over an hour to cross the ITO bridge,” said a commuter who was coming from North Delhi.

Also avoid driving through Rajghat as a large gathering there may affect traffic movement. Delhi police had tweeted that over 2500 people are likely to attend the march from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city had received 0.3 mm rainfall by 8.30 a.m.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 17.1 degrees Celsius. Temperature during the day is likely to touch around 29 degree Celsius. “There will be mist or haze in the morning. Light rain with thundershowers is likely to occur in some areas in the morning or afternoon,” an official said.

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