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Delhi wakes up to waterlogged streets after heavy rain lashes city

Roads submerged following the rainfall included those under the Modi Mill Flyover, the Rao Tula Ram T-Point on the way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Rajghat, Janpath, the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, to the Lajpat Nagar market on the Ring Road.

delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2018 16:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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People move through ankle-high water after it rained heavily on Saturday morning. (Delhi Traffic Police/Twitter)

Heavy rain lashed parts of Delhi Saturday morning, leading to traffic jams across the city due to water logging on major roads.

The Delhi traffic police, on its twitter handle, posted a number of areas where water logging had been reported and a list of roads to be avoided.

Roads submerged following the rainfall included those in Geeta Colony, Vikas Marg, Inderprastha Marg near the Delhi Police headquarters, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, the Ring Road behind the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, near Ghazipur flyover on National Highway 24, Laxmi Nagar, Rajghat, Janpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Minto Road, GT Karnal Road, Azadpur Mandi, Tughlakabad, under the Modi Mill Flyover, the Rao Tula Ram T-Point on the way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport,and others.

The traffic police also asked people to avoid the Delhi-Noida road towards Ashram where traffic was blocked after a bus broke down, under the Hanuman Setu on the Ring Road, the Punchkuyan Road, the Bhairon Road where traffic was barred on both sides and the Mathura Road, the Purana Quila Road, the Teen Murti Marg and several other stretches across the city.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast more spells of rains and thundershowers to occur during the day as well as in the two days.

“The sky will be generally cloudy with light to moderate rains,” an IMD official said, reported IANS.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 23.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, while the maximum temperature was likely to be around 32 degrees Celsius.Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 34 degrees Celsius, average for the season, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

An IMD bulletin on Saturday morning said that though the cross equatorial flow associated with the southwest monsoon has weakened, the monsoon trough, especially its eastern part, is likely to remain active during next few days, resulting in major rainfall activity to be likely to be confined to north and adjoining central India.

While fairly widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls are likely to continue over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next few days, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy/very heavy falls are likely over northeastern states, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha during next two days, over Bihar from September 2 to 4 and over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi on September 2 to 3, it said.

First Published: Sep 01, 2018 10:45 IST