Heavy rains leave Capital in traffic jams, chaos

Heavy rains leave Capital in traffic jams, chaos

Continuous rains in Delhi led to chaos and traffic woes on Saturday.
The hour-long downpour on Saturday morning in some parts of the City brought traffic to a halt and flooded roads.

According to the Traffic Police, traffic movement was slow from Defence Colony metro station to Lajpat Nagar metro station in south Delhi, on Ring Road and Andrews Ganj chowk. Traffic snarls were also reported in Azad Market, Mori Gate and Mall Road.

Traffic jams were reported throughout the City leaving many commuters stranded. Jams were reported in Dhaula Kuan, Mehrauli, Modi Mills and Nehru Place in South Delhi, Shakti Nagar in North Delhi, Rohini, Mayur Vihar-III in east Delhi, Raja Garden flyover, ISBT Kashmere Gate and Vikas Marg near ITO, leaving many commuters stranded.

Traffic movement was slow from Azad market to Filmistan due to heavy rain and only heavy vehicles were allowed from Badarpur to Pul Prahladpur due to water logging.
Water logging was reported near Indraprastha College, Defence Colony flyover, Nizamuddin, Rajori flyover, Archini and Bawna Chowk to Narela.

The minimum temperature on Saturday stood at 25.5 degrees with the maximum settling at 30.7 degrees. The humidity was recorded at 92 per cent at 8:30 am on Saturday.
According to Met Department’s statistics, between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, Delhi received a 24.6 mm of rain.

“Delhi has recorded 13.7 mm of rainfall since Friday. Sunday will see cloudy skies with spells of showers,” said a Met Department official. The maximum temperature on Sunday may settle at 31 degrees and minimum at 25 degrees celsius. The monsoon is expected to last in Delhi till September 20,  he added.

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