Rain pours misery on roads, hellish traffic bottlenecks
Delhiites are relieved after rain lashed the national Capital on Tuesday – the second consecutive day. Though the showers have brought down the temperatures and reduced the humidity levels, there were reports of trees falling and waterlogging, causing traffic bottlenecks in many areas.
Millennium Post had on Monday reported ‘Rain brings cheer, but exposes authorities’ lack of preparedness’.
On Tuesday evening, snarls were reported at Mathura Road, Outer Ring Road, near IGI Airport and parts of Ring Road. Some of the longest tailbacks were reported at the stretch from IGI Airport to Dwarka, Mahipalpur to Dhaula Kuan, Sarita Vihar to Kalindi Kunj, the entire Lala Lajpat Rai Marg and near Moolchand. Commuters crossing Dhaula Kuan and Mahipalpur had a harrowing experience. Snarls were also reported between DND Flyway and Ashram Chowk; Ashram Chowk and Okhla; Modi Mill Flyover and Nehru Place. Chaos ruled Kashmere Gate and Anand Vihar ISBT.
In East Delhi, snarls were reported from Mother Dairy to Lakshmi Nagar and Vikas Marg to ITO. “I was stuck near Preet Vihar on Vikas Marg. It took me around 20 minutes to cross Lakshmi Nagar and almost another 20 to reach Mandi House,” said Abhiroop Sen, financial analyst for a Gurgaon-based company.
According to data provided by the Delhi Traffic Police, waterlogging was reported near the Apollo Hospital in Jasola, CRRI office, Sarita Vihar and Kalindi Kunj. Areas in North-west Delhi’s Ashok Vihar were also inundated. Jams were witnessed at Sarita Vihar underpass, Moolchand underpass, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar, GK, Kalkaji, Chhatarpur, Malviya Nagar and Neb Sarai.