Heavy rain throws life out of gear, jams traffic in City

Heavy rain throws life out  of gear, jams traffic in City

Life was thrown out of gear in the Capital after heavy rain lashed it on Sunday. The meteorological department said around 9.6 mm of rainfall was recorded between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Sunday, flooding several streets and crippling the traffic movement at several places.

Areas in South and East Delhi were particularly waterlogged. While Aurobindo Marg area was submerged under up to two feet of water, roads in areas like Green Park, Yusuf Sarai, and Adchini were flooded with sewer water.

Roads also caved in on the bus rapid transit system corridor between Saket and Chirag Delhi and another one in Dhaula Kuan in South Delhi due to the rain, officials said. The road leading to the IIT from AIIMS was also flooded, forcing the authorities to divert the traffic through Katwaria Sarai.

Mayur Vihar, Patparganj and other areas of East Delhi were also affected by the downpour. “I was stranded for around half-an-hour at Mayur Vihar Phase 1 due to incessant rainfall,” a commuter said.

However, the weather remained cool throughout the day, with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average and the maximum temperature at 34.6 degrees, a notch above the season’s average, the Met department said.

The humidity in the air was recorded at 88 per cent, it added.

“The sky will be generally cloudy on Monday. Thunderstorms or rain may occur in some areas,” a Met official said, adding the maximum and minimum temperatures were likely to be around 33 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Saturday’s maximum temperature was 33.6 degrees, the season’s average, while the minimum was 25.8, a notch below the average.

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