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  Metros   Delhi  03 Sep 2018  Heavy rains bring relief from humidity

Heavy rains bring relief from humidity

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 3, 2018, 12:47 am IST
Updated : Sep 3, 2018, 12:47 am IST

Waterlogging near Bhairon Marg, Hanuman Setu, Geeta Colony causes jams.

A biker try to negotiate on a waterlogged road near R.K. Ashram Metro Station after heavy rain in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)
 A biker try to negotiate on a waterlogged road near R.K. Ashram Metro Station after heavy rain in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

New Delhi: Heavy rains continued to lash national capital on Sunday, as Delhiites woke up to another morning of heavy rain, bringing relief to residents of the city from the humid conditi-ons. However, with some busy roads flooded, traffic was hit in some parts of the city.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 24.6 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, with humidity lev-el recorded to be 95 per cent at 8.30 am.

 

While waterlogging was reported from parts of Delhi, slowing down traffic at many key roads, the downpour on the second day brought respite to residents after days of hum-idity.

According to traffic police, streets were waterlogged near railway brid-ge on Bhairon Marg, Han-uman Setu on Ring Road, DM office, and Nala Road in Geeta Colony.

Among the other areas affected were the Modi Mill area, South Avenue, Lajpat Nagar market, Kela Ghat and Kashmiri Gate. The Delhi traffic police had issued multiple traffic alerts for commuters and posted visuals of waterlogged roads on its official Twitter handle.

The Congress leader Ajay Maken said, “Delhi, the capital of India have become ‘capital of water logging.’”

 

Ruling government AAP and BJP in municipal corporation of Delhi seems to be fighting with each oth-er just for there sake. Both the governments have failed to come out with the permanent solution of water logging in Delhi, Maken added. Delhiiites have to face long traffic jams, which result in wa-sting of fuel and money, he added.

The weather department forecasts generally cloudy sky with moderate rain and thunder showers in parts of Delhi and neighbouring areas on Sunday. “The sky will be generally cloudy with light to moderate rains,” an official at India Meteorological Dep-artment said.

“For the next two days, rain and thunderstorm will continue in Delhi. In Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi there is warning of heavy rainfall in isolated pockets for three days,” K. Sathi Devi of the India Meteorological Departm-ent.

 

The minimum temperature is forecast to be 26 degrees, with the maximum temperature to hover around 32 degrees.

Heavy rainfall on Satur-day also caused power outage in several parts of Delhi. About 30 passengers travelling in a city bus were stranded on Saturday when the bus broke down in the middle of a waterlogged road near Hanuman Mandir in Yamuna Bazaar area.

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