Rains continue, so do traffic snarls

At least 17 trees fell, four walls collapsed and several roads were waterlogged

Severe waterlogging due to heavy rain for the second day in a row caused massive traffic snarls in several parts of the city on Tuesday evening.

Vehicular breakdown and dysfunctional traffic signals due to power outages also caused more inconvenience to commuters.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, waterlogging and subsequent traffic jams were reported from Connaught Place, Defence Colony, Laxmi Nagar, ITO, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas, Adchini, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Aurobindo Marg, Sarai Rohilla, Anand Parbat, Mori Gate, Khanpur, Hauz Khas and Saket among other places.

Traffic was moved in single lane on Purvi Marg and Paschim marg near Outer Ring road and Hakesh Nagar.

“South Delhi was the worst-hit with heavy traffic being reported on the Ring Road between South Extension and Dhaula Kuan,” an official added.

Major snarls were reported near Nehru Place, Maa Anandmayi Marg, Pul Prahladpur and between IIT and Qutub Minar. Vehicles going to and from the Trans-Yamuna area were also affected and the jammed BRT corridor resulted in traffic snarls from Chirag Dilli to Moolchand.

The Delhi Traffic Police helpline was again flooded with complaints of crawling traffic and waterlogging as people were seen wading their way out of submerged roads and helplessly waiting in jams to reach their destinations.

Torrential downpour on Monday too had caused heavy traffic snarls and flooding on roads, bringing the Capital to a grinding halt.

CM apologetic

Meanwhile, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said  she is sorry for the inconvenience caused and reiterated that concerned departments have been instructed to look for solutions.
The central control room of the three municipal bodies received 29 calls of waterlogging, 17 cases of falling of trees and four cases of collapse of structures.

Four cases of wall collapse were  reported. There were no causalties.

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