Heavy rain causes traffic snarls again

It was a sunny morning on Monday, but heavy rain lashed the capital in the evening causing traffic snarls at rush hour.

Though no major loss of property or cave-ins were reported anywhere across the city but an under-construction building collapsed at Tikri village in north Delhi area, an incident which injured four people.

“They have been admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.” A fire department official said, “Rain might be one of the causes of the collapse.”

Rain also caused several passengers to remain stuck at several places including Kashmere Gate, Munirka, Dwarka, Dhaula Kuan, Sarai Kale Khan, Rajghat, Kalindi Kunj, Barapulla and Moolchand.

“Due to heavy rain on Monday, the roads were choked with water and vehicles broke down leading to traffic chaos. A distance of 1 km took around half an hour to cover,” Kamlesh Tripathi, a 32-year-old resident of east Delhi.

Traffic police said, “Heavy rain caused water-logging at Nigam Bodh Ghat, IP flyover, Pusa Road, Mathura Road, and NH 8.”

Kanwariyas’ movement caused traffic jams on NH-8, said a traffic police official.
The maximum temperature on Monday was 36 degree Celsius, two notches above normal, and the minimum was recorded at 28.8 degrees, which is also two notches above normal, Met officials said.

The humidity level remained between 65 per cent and 83 per cent.

According to regional meteorological centre, the maximum and minimum temperatures on Tuesday will hover around 35 and 28 degree Celsius.

The centre also forecast cloudy sky with thundershowers and rain in some areas in the city on Tuesday.

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