Heavy rains lash city, several roads flooded
Heavy rains lashed the national Capital on Sunday afternoon, flooding many areas and causing traffic jams at several places. Many roads in Delhi were flooded mainly due to choked drains. The traffic slowed down on the arterial roads, including one leading to adjoining Gurgaon.
“Traffic has been affected at various places in many areas,” said a traffic police officer. A 29-year-old man who was heading to Noida said he was stuck in the rain on the DND flyway that links Delhi with Noida. Delhi woke up to a cloudy and humid morning. The minimum temperature was 27 degrees Celsius.
Traffic police officials said they received numerous complaints regarding waterlogging at various places in the city. “Today we received dozens of calls of waterlogging in Delhi. The worst hit areas in the city were Wazirabad to Bhajanpura Road in north Delhi, Moolchand in south Delhi, Baba Kharag Singh Marg in New Delhi, and Saket’s Adhchini red-light in south Delhi, Ravidas to Adchini, Andrews Ganj Flyover, Green Park, Lodhi Road flyover among others,” said a traffic department official. “Water-logging also occurred at various Metro stations in the city including Mundka, Rithala, Laxmi Nagar, Nirman Vihar and Welcome,” he said.
Road cave-in was reported at the BRT corridor on <g data-gr-id="23">Shekh</g> Sarai road between Saket court and Chirag Dilli.
Traffic jams were reported at ITO and Connaught Place in central Delhi, Shadipur Depot in west Delhi and Dhaula Kuan and Ashram in south Delhi. Reports of a tree falling in various nooks led to the obstruction in traffic movements. Commuters faced <g data-gr-id="32">water-logging</g> problems on Ring Road.
The rainfall which started in the morning <g data-gr-id="26">have</g> in the recent past too caused water-logging and traffic snarls for the commuters, raising fingers on the preparedness of the civic agencies.