Traffic woes for Kerry, stuck in jam due to waterlogging

Traffic woes for Kerry, stuck in jam due to waterlogging

Traffic woes for Kerry, stuck in jam due to waterlogging

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry and his convoy were stuck in massive traffic near Satya Marg here this evening due to waterlogging caused by heavy rains while on his way to the hotel from the IGI airport.

The convoy of Kerry, who arrived here to participate in the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, was heading to the hotel in Chanakyapuri in south Delhi when it was stuck in the traffic jam near Satya Marg today, an official said.

Senior Delhi Police and traffic officials declined to share details of the incident claiming it was a "security matter".

Mediapersons, accompanying Kerry's convoy, posted on social media pictures of vehicles stuck up.

Officials sought to downplay the incident saying the convoy was not stuck but had only slowed down due to heavy traffic and rainfall.

The capital received heavy rains in the evening with the Safdarjung observatory recording 15.2 mm rainfall while the reading at Palam observatory was 8 mm.

Vehicular movement was affected across the city with traffic crawling at various major intersections.

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