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Waterlogging, traffic jams across Delhi-NCR after heavy rains

The Indian Meteorological Department had predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rains would take place in parts of Delhi-NCR.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 31, 2021 15:57 IST
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New Delhi: A biker wades through the waterlogged Ring Road during heavy rain near ITO 

Delhi weather, traffic jam latest news: Heavy rains lashed several parts of New Delhi on Tuesday leading to severe waterlogging and traffic jams across the city. The Indian Meteorological Department had predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rains would take place in the parts of Delhi-NCR.

According to the Delhi Traffic Police, waterlogging was reported on several key roads, including Shahjahan Road, W Point ITO, Thyagraj Marg, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Moolchand Underpass, AIIMS, among others.

Due to the breakdown of a DTC bus, there was a massive traffic snarl in Ashram Chowk, while vehicular movement from Sarai Kale Khan to Akshardham, Vikas Marg, Pusta Road, Bara Khamba road was also very slow.

Traffic jams were also witnessed on the National Highway-24, near the Noida-Delhi Border.

"Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of East, Southeast, Northeast, North Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Dadri, Meerut, & Modinagar," tweeted IMD this morning.

"Thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Sohana, Nuh, Aurangabad, Hodal, Manesar(Haryana) Meerut, Modinagar, Garhmukteshwar, Pilakhua, Hapur, Gulaoti, Siyana, Sambhal, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahar, (U.P.) during next 2 hours," it added. 

A heavy downpour was witnessed in Connaught Place, Akshardham, Golf Club Road and adjoining areas of Delhi-NCR. 

The Met Department had forecast a cloudy sky with light rain in some parts of Delhi for the third consecutive day on Monday. On Sunday, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad received light to moderate rainfall, a much needed respite from the warm weather and high humidity.

The maximum temperature on Sunday in Delhi was recorded at 34.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 25.3 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal.

The IMD's data showed that no rainfall was recorded between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. at any city base station, including Safdarjung and Palam on Monday.

(With inputs from ANI)

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