Delhi rains: Heavy rains lashed several parts of the national capital and Delhi-NCR, giving a respite from the screeching heatwave. The rains came along with thunderstorms, hails and heavy winds, which resulted in trees being uprooted in several parts of the city, and flights being diverted.
Delhi airport sources informed that eight flights have been diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and Dehradun due to bad weather in Delhi.
The officials said at least 40 flight departures and 30 arrivals were delayed due to the thunderstorm. Moreover, at least five arrivals were diverted due to the thunderstorm, they added.
Traffic was hit on major highways as well, and parked cars in areas like Connaught place and Vijay Chowk were ruptured by uprooted trees.
Many areas of NCR also witnessed a power outage amid the heavy rains that were accompanied by roaring clouds and pleasant winds that swept the city at a speed of 50 km/hr.
Meanwhile, the historic Jama Masjid in the walled city area lost the finial of its main dome and witnessed some stones getting loose and falling overhead as it weathered a rainstorm Monday evening.
"The finial weighs around 300 Kgs. It’s a difficult task to fix it back and undertake the repairs. We will take a decision after the damage is fully assessed," said a Waqf Board official.