Heavy rains in the national capital brought a much-needed respite from the heat on Friday, however, it caused water logging in several parts of the city leading to a traffic jam.
The meteorological department official said that several parts of the city witnessed rains. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.
SHOCKING VISUALS: A spell of rains in Delhi wreaks havoc on the traffic, exposes the monsoon preparedness of the authorities. Look how this DTC bus is stuck in water near the Minto Road bridge. It's time we wake the officials up. pic.twitter.com/m1qZ3BOXOt
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The weatherman has predicted more rains in various parts Delhi.
Waterlogging has been reported at Akbar Road, near Tilak Bridge, Minto Bridge among others. Traffic jams have been reported in areas like Andrews Ganj, Dhaula Kuan, Malviya Nagar, Dhaula Kuan and Jantar Mantar.
There was also heavy waterlogging at several places like Tilak Bridge, Modi Mill Flyover, Dhaula Kuan flyover and near Welcome Metro station. Waterlogging was also reported from areas like Raja Puri Red Light, Sec-1 Dwarka near Agrasen Hospital, Lawrence Road Industrial area, IGNOU crossing. The common man and office-goers faced problems at Zakhira Flyover Kamal T-Point, Anand Parbat, Y-Point Old Railway bridge Kishan Ganj, Azad Market and near Old Iron Bridge Dharmpura.
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Waterlogging also took place inside Delhi Secretariat due to a leakage inside the building following heavy rain. The entrance of the secretariat building was completely inundated after an hour’s rain.
Some buses also got submerged under the Minto Bridge due to water-logging. However, the passengers who were present inside the buses were safely evacuated.
Traffic is heavy from Karol Bagh to Zakhira.
“सुस्वागतम #DelhiRains – waterlogging, Traffic Jam or whatever … But Delhi has really waited & welcoming and celebrating Rains today,” Tweeted Kapil Mishra.
In a photo posted by shadab saleem, children were seen enjoying the rains as they swim in the water-logged area.
Delhi Traffic Police kept posting updates about places where there was heavy waterlogging on its Twitter handle.
Trees fell near Ashok Vihar traffic signal and near the ILBS Hospital traffic signal in Vasant Vihar.
Cab companies also hiked the fares due to the rain and commuters between Delhi and Gurgaon were affected by the availability of fewer cabs.