Late-night dust storm and rain hit Delhi

Late-night dust storm and rain hit Delhi

Neighbourhood News Desk: A high-velocity dust storm hit the national capital tonight, the weatherman said.The storm, with a wind speed of 70 kilometers per hours, hit Delhi around 11.20 PM, official at the Safdarjung observatory said. Delhi government decided to close all evening schools tomorrow and put search and rescue teams on standby in the wake of the meteorological (MeT) department issuing a warning of heavy rain and thunderstorm.

Traffic police has alerted their field formations to be ready to remove obstacles such as fallen trees  and asked commuters to check weather conditions before travelling. Delhi Metro, too, has decided to exercise extreme caution in running of trains in the wake of the warning.

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