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  Metros   Delhi  04 Sep 2018  Rain lashes capital for 3rd day, traffic snarl continues

Rain lashes capital for 3rd day, traffic snarl continues

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 4, 2018, 2:31 am IST
Updated : Sep 4, 2018, 2:31 am IST

While the maximum temperature settled at 29.5 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius.

The Delhi traffic police posted ale-rts on its Twitter handle to inform commuters about which routes to  be avoided. (Photo: Twitter | @ANI)
 The Delhi traffic police posted ale-rts on its Twitter handle to inform commuters about which routes to be avoided. (Photo: Twitter | @ANI)

New Delhi: Due to rain and waterlogging, the residents of the national capital and NCR had to face inconvenience on the third consecutive day this week, after rains lashed the city on Monday, following the traffic snarls.

The Delhi traffic police posted alerts on its twitter handle to inform commu-ters about which routes to be avoided. According to police, streets were waterlogged in areas nearby Ganesh Chowk, Mother Dairy Laxmi Nagar metro station, Punjabi Bagh, Moti Nagar flyover, DM office Nala Road in Geeta Colony, Yusuf Sarai Mark-et on the IIT to AIIMS carriageway, and Sri Auro-bindo Marg under Yusuf Sarai foot-overbridge.

 

Breakdown of a bus at Lajpat Nagar flyover add-ed to traffic woes near AIIMS, traffic police said. Waterlogging was also reported in other areas like Kalindi Kunj, Nirman Vihar, Indramohan Bhar-dwaj Marg, Vikas Marg and Ring Road, they said.

Streets near Batra Hosp-ital and Pul Prahladpur underpass on Mehrauli-Badarpur, Vasundhara Enclave near Shaheed Budh Ram Singh Marg, and Raja Ram Kohli Marg in Geeta Colony were also waterlogged, the traffic police said, adding areas near Rajdhani Park and Rohtak Road were also waterlogged.

Heavy traffic was reported near Mundka metro station due to waterlogging, causing inconvenie-nce to commuters. Inund-ated roads caused traffic snarls in capital’s Daksh-inpuri and Brahampuri areas. As per forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), moderate to light rain will continue for the rest of the week. The national capital recorded 41.6 mm rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Mond-ay. Significant rain was recorded all over the city with Lodhi Road receiving 25.9 mm, Ridge 24 mm, and Palam eight mm of rainfall. The rains, however, brought relief from humidity and heat in the city, as the mercury was recorded five notches below normal for this part of the season.

 

While the maximum temperature settled at 29.5 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius.

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