Incessant rainfall leads to waterlogging, hits normal life
The rainfall, which continued till noon, has added to the woes of commuters as water-logging caused heavy traffic in several parts of east, <g data-gr-id="41">Ssouth</g> and outer Delhi. Traffic snarls were reported from GPO to Ring Road, Madhuban Chowk to <g data-gr-id="42">Peeragadi</g> and both carriageways between Moolchand to South Extension, Rohtak Road to Anand Parbat and under Defence Colony flyover.
According to <g data-gr-id="35">report</g>, a tree at Rao Tula Ram Marg obstructed the traffic movement between the roads leading to Moti Bagh. Major parts of South Delhi witnessed traffic in the areas like Okhla Mandi, near Mahipalpur red light and Greater Kailash police station.
Heavy traffic was also witnessed at both the carriageways under the Dhaula Kaun flyover. In East Delhi, traffic movement was slow at Nirman Vihar Metro station, Main Road Wazirabad to Bhajanpura bus stand and Yamuna Vihar.
Outer Delhi also witnessed traffic snarls near Badarpur police station, <g data-gr-id="37">Jaitpur</g> Mor, Madanpur Road and Nangloi Chowk to Mundka. Commuters also faced <g data-gr-id="39">water-logging</g> problems at the Rajdhani college on Ring Road.
According to MeT office, 30.2 mm rainfall was recorded till 8.30am. The minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, slightly below the season’s average.
“The sky will remain cloudy in the day. Rain and thunderstorms will occur at many areas of the Capital,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said.
The maximum temperature will hover around 32 degrees Celsius. Morning walkers were caught unawares in the rain as the city turned into a cesspool of water. Many commuters were also stranded. The continuous downpour since early morning has partially submerged Delhi. People were seen stranded on roads due to water logging at various places.
The MeT has predicted that sporadic rains would continue to lash the national Capital. “The sky will remain cloudy. Rain or thundershower will occur in some places. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover between 32 and 26 degrees Celsius,” the MeT forecast said.
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