Incessant rain compounds traffic woes
Incessant rainfall on Tuesday disrupted normal life in the national Capital for the third consecutive day as motorists complained of waterlogging causing delay in their journey.
After a cloudy morning, the sky turned dark in the afternoon followed by thundershowers which brought a welcome respite from the muggy weather.
According to Delhi Police, 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 trees falling at various places led to obstruction of traffic movement throughout the day.
Major traffic congestion was reported from parts of East, South and Outer Delhi. In East Delhi, snarls were reported from Bhajanpura bus stand, Yamuna Vihar C-Block U-turn.
In South Delhi, commuters faced problems while on the Satya Niketan road, Ring Road area of South Extension, near Lodhi Flyover, under Moti Bagh Flyover and Lajpat Nagar Metro station towards Moolchand.
In Outer Delhi, traffic snarls were reported from Dwarka Sector 30 Link Road towards Dwarka Sector 21, Kapashera Border towards Gurgaon and GT Karnal Road. In Central Delhi, traffic at GPO, <g data-gr-id="30">Panchukian</g> Road and Bagga Link were reported.
“I was stuck in Gurgaon for over two hours and could barely move,” said an exasperated Nitin Kumar, a daily commuter, on his way to Delhi from IFFCO Chowk in Haryana.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the showers will continue throughout the day. “Some areas in the city are likely to get rain throughout the day,” an IMD official said.
Monday’s maximum temperature was 34.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average.
The minimum temperature was 27.9 degrees Celsius, also a notch above the season’s average.