The Delhi-NCR region woke up to a pleasant rainy morning on Thursday, however, things changed rapidly as heavy rains resulted in severe waterlogging and massive traffic snarls. A road also caved in Ghaziabad's Vasundhara area as rains continued for almost three hours.
According to traffic police officials, vehicular movement was affected at the Vivek Vihar underpass, the Seema Puri underpass and under the Ghazipur flyover.
"Traffic is also affected from Narayana T Point to Loha Mandi due to water logging on the Girdhari Lal Goswami Marg in west Delhi. Commuters should avoid the stretch," an official said.
The only good thing was the showers brought much needed relief from the humid weather. The minimum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius.
With the weather department predicting more rains, Delhiites can expect more trouble.
Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR today- As it Happened:
08:12 pm: All schools in district till class 12th to remain closed tomorrow on account of heavy rains/ adverse weather conditions: DM Ghaziabad
07:45 pm: 13-year-old dies after water tanker crashes through roof in Ghaziabad's Sahibabad: The girl was crushed under the debris of the water tanker which breached the roofs of two floors of a three-storey house. The locals say that the roof had weakened after heavy rains.
03:45 pm: The incessant rains have caused the flood-like situation in River Yamuna and it is likely to worsen over coming days. The Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar district has released 1 lakh 80 thousand cusecs of water as the dam was flowing way above the capacity. The released water is likely to reach Delhi within 72 hours. The authorities have alerted the people dwelling in the Yamuna's flood banks to ensure minimum loss to life and property.
03:17 pm: Delhi waterlogging in HC:
Delhi Govt Counsel filed a reply in High Court 'in Delhi the existing drainage is designed for certain capacity'. Court asked “can we do something to increase the volumes?” Delhi High Court had earlier taken suo moto cognizance of water logging in the city. Looking at newspaper photographs of Minto bridge flooded under water,did not seem like it’s Delhi. It looked like a tribal area when we saw pictures of ppl being rescued from Minto road.Let’s get organised.We want a composite plan.Whose responsibility is this?: Delhi High Court
Delhi: Water-logging outside Badarpur metro station and inside its underpass pic.twitter.com/OguPUUR3rZ— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
03:00 pm: Ghaziabad: A 36-year-old man was killed after being electrocuted in Indirapuram's Shipra Sun City. The deceased Saroj Kan Das was coming back home after dropping his daughter to school when he came in contact with water touching a naked wire. According to locals, the electricity was cut off 30 mins after the incident. Das was announced brought dead on arrival by a nearby private hospital.
12:57 pm: Traffic is affected at Road No. 56 R/A Ghazipur due to water logging.
12:38 pm: Traffic is affected at Vivek Vihar Under pass, Seema Puri Under Pass & Under Ghazipur Flyover.
12:04 pm: Traffic is affected from Narayana T Point to Loha Mandi due to water logging on Girdhari Lal Goswami Marg. Kindly avoid the stretch.
11:58 am: Traffic is affected from Apsara Border to Shahdara, Seema Puri to Apsara Border & Khaira Mor to Bahardur Garh Bus Stand Najafgarh due to water logging. Kindly avoid these stretches.
11:45 am: Newly constructed Raj Nagar Extension Elevated Road in Ghaziabad heavily waterlogged due to heavy rains in the region.
11:33 am: Obstruction in traffic from Lal Kuan to Badar Pur due to water logging. Motorists are advised to use Road No. 13 Anand Mai Marg.
11:10 am: Visual of flooding in Ghaziabad.
10:58 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected Under Chatta Rail due to water Logging.
10:56 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic movement is closed on Raisina Marg due to this Rafi Marg, Sansad Marg, Ashoka Road & Rajender Prasad Road will remain heavy. Kindly avoid these stretches.
10:34 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected at Sarita Vihar Under Pass due to water logging.
10:30 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected at Ganesh Nagar Chowk, Ali Village Red Light, RTR T-Point & Zakir Hussain College on JLN Marg due to water logging. Kindly avoid these stretches.
10:20 am: Three-storey building collapses in Mubarakpur area of Greater Noida, UP. Three rescued safely, no injuries or casualties reported. A basement adjacent to the building was being constructed
10:09 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected at Anand Parvat Gully No. 10 & Mundka Red Light near Metro Pillar no. 484. Kindly avoid these stretches.
10:05 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected at R/A Loni, Iron Bridge, Tikona Park, Welcome Cut & Hanuman Mandir near Lal Quila. Kindly avoid these stretches.
09:55 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected at 11 Murti & Jagat Puri Red Light towards Karkardooma Court due to water logging.
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Heavy rainfall lashes Delhi; Visuals from Parliament pic.twitter.com/AMjmSrRjEj— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
09:39 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected from Sarai Kale Khan towards Nizamuddin railway station due to water logging. Kindly avoid the stretch.
09:33 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected from Badar Pur towards Ashram due to water logging near Ali Village. Kindly avoid the stretch.
09:28 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR- Traffic is affected at Mayapuri Chowk & from Badar Pur to Mehrauli(both carriageways)due to water logging. Kindly avoid these stretches.
09:21 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR
A glimpse of morning rains in Noida. 🌧⛈ pic.twitter.com/3kIkoPBTay— Arpita Singh (@arpitasinghJ) July 26, 2018
09:06 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR Traffic is affected at Minto Road Under Bridge & Chatta Rail. Kindly avoid these stretches.
09:01 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR Traffic is affected at SDM office Pushta Road, Raja Ram Kohli Marg from Geeta Colony to Pushta Road, Suraj Kund to Prahlad Pur & Mayur Vihar Ph-II Subway, Slip Road due to water logging. Kindly avoid these stretches.
08:49 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR Traffic is affected at Ghazipur Murga Mandi, Khajuri Chowk & Modi Mil Under Flyover due to water logging.
07:37 am: Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR
07:02 am: Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR
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