Press Esc to close
Tuesday 24 January 2017
News updated at 8:16 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.5°C
Min : 15.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Monsoon in Delhi throws traffic out of gear

New Delhi, June 17, 2013, DHNS:
Vehicles moves through a waterlogged road after heavy showers in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo
Intermittent downpour for the second consecutive day on Monday brought relief for Delhiites, but it also added to their Monday blues.

Puncturing tall claims of the civic agencies about the pre-monsoon preparedness, almost all major arterial roads in the city witnessed waterlogging for hours, resulting in heavy traffic jam on several roads across the city during the peak morning hours.
Traffic was heavily affected due to waterlogging and uprooting of trees at several places. The control room of the municipal corporations and Delhi traffic police received complaints of waterlogging both on arterial and colony roads from dozens of places across the city.

Waterlogging was reported from Mehrauli Badarpur road, Mathura road from CRRI to Ashram, Bhairon Marg, Mahipalpur Chowk towards Mehrauli, Dwarka underpass, Airport Road, Station Road in South Delhi; Moti Bagh, Brar Square, Dhaula Kuan, Azadpur and Model Town on Ring Road; Uttam Nagar and Paschim Vihar flyover in West Delhi; Burari and Nathurpura in North Delhi and Pandav Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Vikas Marg and Mother Dairy in East Delhi among others.

Even as the civic agencies continue to engage in blame game over desiltation of drains, Delhi traffic police said preventing waterlogging is the work of civic agencies and they had informed the agencies concerned about the vulnerable points in the city well in advance.

Meanwhile, the meteorological department has predicted more downpour in the next 24 hours. “The city received 58.5 mm of rain from 8.30 pm on Sunday to 8.30 am on Monday,” said an official with regional meteorological centre.
The rain, however, brought the minimum temperature five notches below average for this part of the year at 23.5 degrees Celsius. “The maximum and minimum temperature will stay around 34 and 23 degrees Celsius,” the official added.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Inmates of Netaji subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail perform at a programe on Netaji's birth...

Inmates of Netaji subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail perform at a programe on Netaji's birth...

The contingent of Indian Navy marching past during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day...

The contingent of Indian Navy marching past during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day...

Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra (L) and Katrina Kaif at the 'Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017’...

Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra (L) and Katrina Kaif at the 'Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017’...

Camel mounted Indian Border Security Force soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for...

Camel mounted Indian Border Security Force soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for...

An injured is taken away for treatment after police resorted lathicharge to disperse protesters...

An injured is taken away for treatment after police resorted lathicharge to disperse protesters...

Riot Control Police take away pro-Jallikattu protesters after a clash at the Marina Beach...

Riot Control Police take away pro-Jallikattu protesters after a clash at the Marina Beach...

A Pro-Jallikattu protester throws bottle at the police during a violent clash near Marina Beach...

A Pro-Jallikattu protester throws bottle at the police during a violent clash near Marina Beach...

A pro-Jallikattu protester throwing bottles at police personnel during a clash near Marina...

A pro-Jallikattu protester throwing bottles at police personnel during a clash near Marina...

A worker stitches the national flag at a workshop on the occasion of Republic Day in Bhiwandi...

A worker stitches the national flag at a workshop on the occasion of Republic Day in Bhiwandi...

Actors Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood along with the other starcast during a promotional event...

Actors Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood along with the other starcast during a promotional event...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523