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Traffic comes to a halt as heavy rains hit Delhi-NCR

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 22, 2019, 6:06 am IST
Updated : Jul 22, 2019, 6:06 am IST

The fresh spell of rains has brought respite to the people of the national capital which has been witnessing humid weather conditions.

Traffic moves at snail’s pace due to waterlogging following heavy monsoon rains at ITO in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
 Traffic moves at snail’s pace due to waterlogging following heavy monsoon rains at ITO in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

NEW DELHI: The national capital got a sigh of relief after heavy rains lashed the city and National Capital Region (NCR) on Sunday but it led to waterlogging and traffic congestion in some parts.

The fresh spell of rains has brought respite to the people of the national capital which has been witnessing humid weather conditions. The temperature dipped to 27 degrees Celsius, but traffic was halted due to water-logging.

 

Heavy rains affected traffic in many areas in Delhi like Mandi House, Punjabi Bagh, Wazir Pur due to waterlogging following which Delhi traffic issued advisories and were updating the public about the condition through its twitter handle.

Traffic was affected from Sagar Pur to Pankha Road and Mandi House to Sikandara Road. Traffic was also halted fror Ring Road to Central Market in Punjabi Bagh, Wazir Pur to Madhuban Chowk and Madhuban Chowk to Rithala due to water-logging.

Some areas of south Delhi like IGNOU Road to M.B. Road, Western Marg, Aurobindo Marg, near Sanik Farm, Captain Gaur Marg, Adhchini, Mother International School, Hamdard Nagar, Devli Road, Tigri Road Khan Pur T-point, BRT, Dada Dev Mandir also witnessed water-logging. Traffic from Oberoi hotel towards Delhi Zoo was also affected after a tree fell on the road.

 

Private weather forecasting agency Skymet had predicted light to moderate spell of rain and thundershowers at many places over North Delhi, Central Delhi, parts of South Delhi and North West Delhi.

According to reports, the rainwater accumulated on the route to the domestic airport of the capital due to heavy rain iin the city on Sunday morning Not only that, some areas adjoining Delhi such as Gurugram in Haryana were also choked for few hours due to heavy rains.

Several commuters were stuck at Sohna Road, Udhyog Vihar, Hero Honda Chowk etc.

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