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Noida: Rain brings down temperature, but increases traffic congestion

In Noida, rains led to pleasant weather, but also resulted in congestion and waterlogging on city roads

noida Updated: Jul 17, 2017 23:27 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Waterlogging in Sector 62 after heavy rain. Instances of congestion and overflowing drains were reported from many areas on Monday.
Waterlogging in Sector 62 after heavy rain. Instances of congestion and overflowing drains were reported from many areas on Monday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

The showers on Monday proved to be a mixed bag for Noida as they brought relief to residents from high temperatures and humidity but also resulted in traffic congestion in the city.

It started raining at noon and continued till evening, providing a much-needed breather to areas of Delhi-NCR.

On Monday, the maximum temperature in Noida was recorded at 30 degree Celsius, and the minimum temperature at 28 degree Celsius, according to weather officials. Overcast conditions resulted in pleasant weather for children after school hours.

“Due to the pleasant weather, my children were able to enjoy the evening at the playground. I am aware that this is the season for various ailments and diseases, but there is nothing to worry about if one is careful,” said Alka Singh of Sector 29.

However, there was also congestion in various city areas due to the showers.

“Vehicles coming from Greater Noida had to face congestion on the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway due to the rain. However, we managed to reduce the jam in less than an hour,” said Layak Singh, traffic inspector, Noida.

Snarls were also reported in sectors 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67 and the Sector 71 intersection in the evening. Drains flooded over at sectors 62 and 71 and the road at the bridge near Sector 60 were also flooded. Traffic signals were disrupted at sector 57, the sector 58 exit, sector 67 and D block roundabout of Sector 6.

However, Singh said, “There was congestion for 15-20 minutes at certain places, but we were able to streamline vehicular movement and get rid of the jams quickly. Overall, no long traffic jams were reported.”