Photos: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR causes traffic jams, waterlogging

Heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR overnight and continued till the morning bringing much-needed relief to the residents of the capital, with the weatherman predicting more rainfall as the day progresses. Commuters had a harrowing time as incessant rains triggered waterlogging on many roads. Traffic moved at a relatively slower pace in various areas, prompting the Delhi Traffic Police to issue advisories on roads best avoided. Waterlogging was also reported from Jagatpuri, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin, Badarpur, Ashram, Mayapuri Chowk, Dwarka More, Minto Road, Geeta Colony and Pushta Road, among others.

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A man tries to save himself from a splash of water at Rohtak road near Anand Parbat. Residents of Delhi-NCR witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday morning which led to waterlogging in several areas and brought rush-hour traffic to a virtual standstill. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A man tries to save himself from a splash of water at Rohtak road near Anand Parbat. Residents of Delhi-NCR witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday morning which led to waterlogging in several areas and brought rush-hour traffic to a virtual standstill. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Commuters had a harrowing time as incessant rains triggered waterlogging near Mother Dairy plant. Waterlogging was also reported from Jagatpuri, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin, Badarpur, Ashram, Mayapuri Chowk, Dwarka More, Minto Road, Geeta Colony and Pushta Road, among others. Police said there were no reports of any injuries or casualties due to wall or building collapse until 10 am. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Commuters had a harrowing time as incessant rains triggered waterlogging near Mother Dairy plant. Waterlogging was also reported from Jagatpuri, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin, Badarpur, Ashram, Mayapuri Chowk, Dwarka More, Minto Road, Geeta Colony and Pushta Road, among others. Police said there were no reports of any injuries or casualties due to wall or building collapse until 10 am. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Traffic jam in Noida after heavy rains lashed the city. Traffic moved at a relatively slower pace, prompting Delhi Traffic Police to issue advisories on roads best avoided. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Traffic jam in Noida after heavy rains lashed the city. Traffic moved at a relatively slower pace, prompting Delhi Traffic Police to issue advisories on roads best avoided. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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After the rains, excessive water was pumped out at Rohtak Road. This, however, is not the heaviest rainfall national capital has seen so far this season. Delhi received around 52 mm of rain on July 13. The heaviest bout of rainfall experienced by the city in the last 10 years was on July 21, 2013, when it received 123 mm in a span of 24 hours. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

After the rains, excessive water was pumped out at Rohtak Road. This, however, is not the heaviest rainfall national capital has seen so far this season. Delhi received around 52 mm of rain on July 13. The heaviest bout of rainfall experienced by the city in the last 10 years was on July 21, 2013, when it received 123 mm in a span of 24 hours. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Navy contingents are seen standing as it rains on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas at India Gate. While the cloudy sky had lowered the day temperature to 32.2 degrees Celsius the previous day (two degrees below normal), weather officials have forecast that the maximum temperature could drop further to around 31 degrees by Thursday. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Navy contingents are seen standing as it rains on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas at India Gate. While the cloudy sky had lowered the day temperature to 32.2 degrees Celsius the previous day (two degrees below normal), weather officials have forecast that the maximum temperature could drop further to around 31 degrees by Thursday. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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People wait for transport during morning office hours amid heavy rains. Several parts of Ghaziabad were also waterlogged, besides a road caved in Vasundhara area. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

People wait for transport during morning office hours amid heavy rains. Several parts of Ghaziabad were also waterlogged, besides a road caved in Vasundhara area. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Commuters wade through a flooded street at Noida’s Sector 12. While Safdarjung received 4.6 mm of rainfall until 8.30 am, Palam recorded around 9.3 mm. Meteorological department officials have forecast that precipitation may also occur intermittently on Friday because two rain-triggering systems – cyclonic circulation and low pressure – have developed over the region. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

Commuters wade through a flooded street at Noida’s Sector 12. While Safdarjung received 4.6 mm of rainfall until 8.30 am, Palam recorded around 9.3 mm. Meteorological department officials have forecast that precipitation may also occur intermittently on Friday because two rain-triggering systems – cyclonic circulation and low pressure – have developed over the region. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

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A rider crosses a waterlogged street near Mayur Vihar. “A well-marked low pressure area, which was located over Jharkhand earlier this week, has shifted towards the northwest part of the country. Besides this, a cyclonic circulation has also developed over Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. These two systems have come together to trigger the rain,” said BP Yadav, deputy director general of the India Meteorological Department. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

A rider crosses a waterlogged street near Mayur Vihar. “A well-marked low pressure area, which was located over Jharkhand earlier this week, has shifted towards the northwest part of the country. Besides this, a cyclonic circulation has also developed over Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. These two systems have come together to trigger the rain,” said BP Yadav, deputy director general of the India Meteorological Department. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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