Heavy rains lead to waterlogging

Heavy rains lead to waterlogging

Heavy showers led to massive waterlogging and traffic snarls on city roads on Friday.

Some lanes in residential colonies were submerged in knee-deep water, causing much inconvenience to residents.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 11.4 mm of rain while Lodhi Road and the Ridge received 22 mm and 3.2 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.

Areas under Palam and Ayanagar observatories recorded ‘nil’ rainfall during the period, the Meteorological Department said.

According to the civic agencies, waterlogging was reported from Rohini, Minto Road, Syam Vihar in Najafgarh, Savitri Nagar, and Jahangir Road in south and north Delhi.

Similar situation was witnessed in East Delhi, where Ghazipur Mandi and West Azad Nagar were the worst-affected areas.

There were also reports of wall collapses from Rohini and Haveli Azam Khan areas in north and Bhola Nath Nagar in east. No casualty was reported.

There were incidents of trees falling in Aram Bagh area, Mangolpuri, Okhla, Lajpat Nagar, and Hauz Khas.

Traffic jams were reported from many parts of the city, including ITO junction,  Laxmi Nagar, Kashmere Gate, Panchkuian Road, and Ashram.

“The skies will be generally cloudy. Rain or thundershower would occur at many places. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 33 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the MeT forecast said.

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