Rain sparks traffic snarls in Delhi, hits air traffic
Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital Friday, bringing down humidity with the mercury settling at 32.4 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.
While the rain brought down the temperature, it also slowed traffic in major roads across the city and caused waterlogging in several areas, specially south-west and west Delhi. Dark clouds covered the sky over Delhi for much of the day with forecast of more rain.
The afternoon shower slowed traffic in major roads across the capital and caused waterlogging in several areas, specially south-west and west Delhi.
Delhi Police in a tweet said, that traffic is affected at Rajapuri Chowk and Palam Flyover towards Dwarka due to water logging. Traffic is also affected from Old Gurugram Road towards Rao Mata Din Marg Crossing.
Traffic is also slow on Wazirabad Road, Bhajan Pura Main Road and Khajuri Chowk due to water logging.
The Met office has predicted light rains in several areas of the city on Saturday.
Friday’s rain also hit flight operations at Delhi’s IGI airport, prompting some airlines to issue advisories for passengers.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij on Friday ordered the suspension of the entire police staff posted at the Sukhpura check post in Rohtak for not registering a complaint filed by an advocate. The advocate, Umesh Kumar said a youth had abused him and attacked him with a knife on May 12. Vij had suspended the entire staff for their negligence. Vij said the truth will prevail after a proper investigation.
The Central Bureau of Investigation court in Mohali, on Friday, convicted two police officials of killing four persons in a fake encounter at Amritsar in 1992. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on August 16. The main accused and the then Mehta police station SHO Rajinder Singh died during trial. Brother of Sahib Singh, Kahan Singh said that since 2006, the case had been stayed due to orders of higher courts, over petitions filed by the accused persons.
As many as 23,000 army aspirants from Haryana's four districts – Jind, Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad - have registered under the Agnipath scheme for open recruitment, which started at the army's Hisar cantonment on Friday. Mixed reaction from aspirants The youths, who had taken part in the recruitment drive, gave mixed reactions to the Agnipath scheme. Sumit Kumar from Jind said this recruitment drive is a golden chance for him to fulfil his aspirations.
A team of central goods and services tax (CGST) was assaulted by a family and their accomplices during a raid on Friday afternoon at Basant Avenue here. Following the complaint filed by CGST Inspector, Sadar police lodged an FIR against house owner Yashpal Mehta, his daughters-in-law Alka Mehta and Shakumbra Mehta, his daughter and their accomplices, who are yet to be identified. They carried a search warrant also. Yashpal Mehta manhandled Assistant Commissioner Hemant Kumar.
Work on cleaning more than 7.5 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste rotting at the Dadumajra landfill since 2005 is finally set to start within a month. In its second attempt at allotting the work, the municipal corporation on Friday finalised the firm. Of the three shortlisted companies, Aakanksha Enterprises had submitted the lowest bid of ₹79.68 crore and after negotiations, it has been brought on par with the project's estimated cost of ₹68 crore.