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Heavy rains hit life in Delhi for the second day

The rainfall today may even beat yesterday's record. Heavy rains lashed the national capital for the second consecutive day, bringing back cases of water logging, as well as traffic problems in many parts of the city, including Noida.

delhi Updated: Sep 16, 2011 12:05 IST

Heavy rains lashed the capital today, leading to waterlogging in several parts of the city and throwing traffic out of gear besides leaving people stranded on the roads during the morning rush hours.

The early morning showers in several parts of the city made it difficult for the people to come put of their homes and reach their workplaces.

Rain gauges measured 34.6 mm of showers for the past 24 hours ending at 8:30am today, leading to utter chaos on waterlogged roads.

Streets and roads in areas like Laxmi Nagar, Model Town, Preet Vihar, RK Puram and Janakpuri were full of water and vehicles were seen wading through water.

As traffic went haywire, some commuters parked their vehicles at nearby Metro stations and boarded trains to their destinations.

"I started from home at 9am and it took me over an hour to reach my office in Connaught Place. It usually takes 15 minutes for me to reach my office," Anupam, a software professional, said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.6 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The maximum was recorded at 34.6 degree Celsius yesterday.

Traffic movement was slow at Pul Pehladpur, Govind Puri Maha Anand Mayi Marg, from IIT to Adhchini in south Delhi and Khalsa College to University, Kashmere Gate metro station in north Delhi.

The road from Mehram Nagar in south Delhi towards Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport was closed due to waterlogging and traffic was slow near Patparganj and Ghazipur flyover in east Delhi, Jehangirpuri and Tis Hazari in north Delhi.

Mandawali, Filmistan, Timarpur, Wazirabad, Mall road authority, Shanti Van Chowk, Greater Kailsah-I, JLN road, Badarpur flyover and Nigam Bodh Ghat are some other places from where waterlogging was reported.

First Published: Sep 16, 2011 09:38 IST