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Delhi: Monsoon rains lead to traffic snarl; roads flooded, several flights delayed | WATCH

The mercury settled at 27.6 degrees Celsius in the morning. This comes a day after Delhi had struggled under sultry weather on Wednesday, with the weather office forecasting light overnight rains.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: June 30, 2022 13:10 IST
Delhi Monsoon rains lead to traffic snarl roads flooded several flights delayed, latest national cap
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Vehicles ply on a waterlogged road amid monsoon rains, in New Delhi, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Delhi region is witnessing heavy rain with the onset of monsoon, bringing much-needed respite from the scorching heat after days of a hot and humid weather. 

 

Highlights

  • Massive traffic jams were witnessed in Delhi and adjoining cities after heavy rainfall
  • Multiple flights, trains have been delayed due to rain in Delhi-NCR
  • Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police asked commuters to plan their journey accordingly

Delhi-NCR rain updates: Massive traffic jams were witnessed in Delhi and adjoining cities as the first monsoon rains lashed the national capital on Thursday (June 30), thus bringing much-needed respite from the scorching heat.

Multiple flights and trains have been delayed due to rain in Delhi-NCR. The delayed flights were diverted to Amritsar and Jaipur. 

The Delhi Traffic Police, through a tweet, asked commuters to plan their journey accordingly.

“As per IMD report, ‘Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds’ would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly," the traffic police tweeted.

Several parts of Delhi like ITO, Barapullah, Ring Road and the capital borders, specially Delhi-Noida border, Chilla Border, UP Gate, Delhi-Gurugram road experienced heavy traffic as rains lashed the national capital.

Waterlogging was reported near Pragati Maidan, Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Vinod Nagar, Pul Prahaladpur underpass, IP Estate in front of WHO building, under Zakhira flyover, Jahangirpuri Metro station, Loni Road roundabout and Azadpur market underpass.

The national capital experienced severe waterlogging and traffic jams after a sudden burst of heavy rainfall in several parts of Delhi-NCR.

 

Earlier this month, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said the Delhi government is ready to combat waterlogging on a war footing and it is focussing on solving the problem with micro-planning.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has set up a Central Control Room from where 10 critical waterlogging sites in Delhi are being monitored 24×7 through CCTV cameras.

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