Rain chokes Gurgaon roads; Delhi records highest rainfall in a decade

Rain chokes Gurgaon roads; Delhi records highest rainfall in a decade

Rain chokes Gurgaon roads; Delhi records highest rainfall in a decade

Traffic in Gurgaon crawled at a snail’s pace on Saturday despite the traffic gridlock easing up.

Motorists faced troubles in neighbouring Delhi that received highest rainfall in 10 years. Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said traffic jams have eased in the city, but vehicular movement was slow. “The ACP and other officers are present on the spot (to tackle emergencies),” he said, asking the media to exercise restraint, while reporting the traffic situation.

Flooding continued to cause traffic jams in major roads, with a five-mile snarl reported from Badshahpur Vatika Chowk. The ripple effect  of the massive clutter could be felt in roads connecting the satellite town to Delhi.

The roads linking Delhi and Gurgaon that witnessed the most severe of the jams in the last two days as a result of flooding on NH 8 experienced better vehicular movement on Saturday. Private weather forecaster Skymet said Delhi recorded 140 mm of rain in 24 hours, the highest in 10 years. The Palam Observatory recorded a whopping 144 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours from 5.30 pm on Friday, 80 mm of which fell in a span of three hours from 5:30 am to 8.30 am on Saturday.

The 126 mm rain that fell on July 28, 2009 had been the highest recorded rainfall in a day in Delhi.

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