Traffic snarls in several parts of Delhi due to waterlogging after rains

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2016 22:59 IST
A traffic jam at Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi after rains lashed across the national capital on Thursday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Delhi reeled under severe traffic congestion on Thursday as heavy rains lashed the city and caused waterlogging in several areas.

Commuters in and around south and east Delhi were stuck in gridlocks for hours as waterlogging was reported at Saket, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, Khanpur, Sainik Farms, South Extension, Ashram, Moti Bagh, Shahdara and Vikas Marg, a traffic official said.

The major stretches in south Delhi that were clogged included the Mehrauli-Badarpur road, BRT corridor and the Outer Ring Road stretch covering Panchsheel, IIT-Delhi, Munirka and Vasant Vihar.

A traffic jam at the ITO crossing after rains waterlogged several areas in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/)

Traffic was also thrown out of gear at the Gurgaon Expressway, he said.

Waterlogging was mostly spotted at the mouth of flyovers and underpasses. The worst hit were the Zakhira and Punjabi Bagh flyovers and the Moolchand underpass, giving a harrowing time to commuters in the peak evening hours.

The ITO crossing after heavy rains lashed across New Delhi on Thursday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

A long tailback was also reported in west and north Delhi areas, including Mayapuri, Naraina, Punjabi Bagh, Boulevard Road, Wazirabad, Jahangirpuri and Adarsh Nagar, the official said.

The situation got worse with several cases of bus breakdown reported after the evening showers in already congested areas, including Kalkaji and Wazirabad, he added.

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