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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging, traffic congestion in Delhi; cabs hike fares

Heavy rains wrecked havoc in the national capital as commuters faced a hard time navigating through waterlogged roads and faced traffic congestion.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2018 19:57 IST
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A bus submerged in water due to heavy rain, at Minto Road.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Heavy rains wrecked havoc in the national capital as commuters faced a hard time navigating through waterlogged roads and faced traffic congestion.

There was heavy waterlogging under Tilak Bridge, Modi Mill flyover, Dhaula Kuan flyover and near Welcome Metro station.

Commuters faced problems at Zakhira flyover, Kamal crossing, Anand Parbat, Y-Point old railway bridge at Kishan Ganj, Azad Market and near Old Iron Bridge at Dharmpura.

Delhi Traffic Police kept posting updates about places where there was heavy waterlogging on its Twitter handle

“Traffic is heavy near Ramlila Ground due to rain. Waterlogging was reported on the road between Sultanpur and Ghitorni and under IP flyover. Waterlogging was also reported under Minto bridge, Raja Puri red light, Dwarka Sector 1 near Agrasen Hospital, Lawrence Road industrial area, IGNOU crossing, etc,” a senior police officer said.

Traffic was chock-a-block on all major roads in the city. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Heavy traffic was witnessed at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg due to rain.

Waterlogging was also reported at and around Mayapuri flyover, Naraina flyover towards Mayapuri, Bhairon Marg under railway bridge, Airport Road, Mathura Road from Delhi zoo to Sher Shah Suri Road, Moolchand underpass, near Chhatarpur metro station, Baba Khadak Singh Marg , under Defence Colony flyover and near Shadipur metro station.

Trees fell near Ashok Vihar traffic signal and near the ILBS Hospital traffic signal in Vasant Vihar.

Cab companies also hiked fares due to rain and commuters between Delhi and Gurgaon were affected by availability of fewer cabs.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 19:56 IST