Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR causes traffic jams, waterlogging

Commuters have a tough time as incessant rains triggered waterlogging on many roads. Traffic moved at a snail’s pace, prompting Delhi Traffic Police to issue advisories on roads best avoided.

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Heavy rains hit Delhi on Thursday morning, waterlogging several areas and bringing rush-hour traffic to a virtual standstill. Commuters had a tough time as incessant rains triggered waterlogging on many roads. Traffic moved at a snail’s pace, prompting the Delhi Traffic Police to issue advisories on roads best avoided. Waterlogging was reported from Jagatpuri, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin, Badarpur, Ashram, Mayapuri Chowk, Dwarka More, Minto Road, Geeta Colony and Pushta Road, among others. Police said there were no reports of any injuries or casualties due to wall or building collapse until 10 am.

This, however, is not the heaviest rainfall Delhi has seen so far this season. Delhi received around 52 mm of rain on July 13. The heaviest bout of rainfall experienced by the city in the last 10 years was on July 21, 2013, when it received 123 mm in 24 hours. While the cloudy sky had lowered the day temperature to 32.2 degrees Celsius the previous day (two degrees below normal), weather officials have forecast that the maximum temperature could drop further to around 31 degrees on Thursday.

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