Delhi Rain: Record rainfall batters city, waterlogging causes traffic jam

New Delhi:

Several parts of New Delhi and adjoining areas for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The incessant rainfall led to waterlogging in several places, including Mukarba Chowk, ring road, and Jahangir puri. 

Record rain in the last 24 hours in the national capital has caused heavy waterlogging and traffic jams in parts of the city, with traffic police providing updates on flooded areas.

Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police gave updates on waterlogged areas and the routes to be avoided.

The Delhi Traffic Police took to their official social media handle to inform that the traffic movement has been closed at Azad market underpass(both carriageways) due to waterlogging. 

Heavy rainfall also thrashed several parts of Delhi-NCR. 

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi will witness thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rainfall over many parts of Delhi and adjoining areas ( Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar Hissar, Gannaur, Meerut, Kithor, and Garhmukteshwar during the next 2 hours.

“Current cloud patch is over Delhi, it is moving northward and it will cross Delhi region during next 02 hours. So, the current spell of rain very likely to stop over entire Delhi during next 02 hours,” the IMD said in a tweet.

As per the weather forecasting agency, the cumulative rainfall from August 31, 8.30 am to September 1, 8.30 am in Delhi’s Safdarjung was recorded at 112.1 mm, in Palam, it was 71.1 mm, at Lodi road, it was 120.2 mm, at Ridge 81.6 mm, and in Ayanagar it was 68.2 mm.

Record rain in Delhi created upheaval on Wednesday as many parts of the city and the adjoining NCR  were flooded, throwing traffic out of gear across the national capital.

According to IMD, Delhi recorded 112.1 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday, the highest single-day precipitation in September in 19 years.


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