An Indian Army helicopter on Wednesday made an emergency landing at Bassi near the Jaipur-Agra Highway due to bad weather condition, according to reports. The chopper was on its way to Jaipur with three members on-board, including the pilots, when at around 12 in the noon, the weather suddenly changed, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing. Looking at an open field near the Highway, the pilots landed the helicopter, PTI reported quoting SHO of Kanota Police Station, Gaurishankar. He further said that neither the chopper suffered any damage nor the members sitting in it were injured.
After a couple of hours of the incident, a chopper made an emergency landing at Jaipur’s Chakso, again due to bad weather condition, reported news agency ANI.
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, witnessed weather change since early morning on Wednesday as dark clouds covered the sky due to a western disturbance. It triggered showers in the city and the nearby regions. The intermittent trickles continued on the day with intense dust storm and gusty winds that led to falling of trees in some areas, according to PTI.
Though the weather change brought respite from heat to residents of the city, who were reeling under scorching heat since past few weeks, it brought some suffering along with it. The change in weather brought traffic to a standstill in several areas. The MeT Department, meanwhile, has called it a pre-monsoon activity, which is a result of western disturbance which is expected to continue for the next two days.
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The total rainfall was recorded at 13.1, 6.6, 6, 3.5 and 2 (all in mm) in Pilani, Rawatbhata, Churu, Jaipur and Bundi respectively till 8:30 AM on Wednesday. The intermittent rainfall also caused temperature fall by three to four degrees.
The national capital Delhi also got some respite from the heat on the day after a thunderstorm followed by rains lashed the city. The Met Department has forecast more rains in the evening and late night hours.