1. Cancelled flights, hiked cab rates add to monsoon woes in Delhi and Hyderabad

Cancelled flights, hiked cab rates add to monsoon woes in Delhi and Hyderabad

As the National Capital goes through a period of heavy rainfall, the cities of Hyderabad and Chennai also share its fate.

By: | Published: August 31, 2016 12:02 PM
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As the National Capital goes through a period of heavy rainfall, the cities of Hyderabad and Chennai also share its fate. Chennai, which saw heavy flooding last year, is facing heavy rains in its southern parts of ECR and OMR. The city has been hammered with continuous rainfall since yesterday. Hyderabad, on the other hand, seems to be battling a worse condition as rains have reportedly claimed lives in the city. The city, like the national capital, is being submerged under water after continuous rainfall. Cab rates have severely surged, irking office-goers in the city of Delhi. Flights have been cancelled and the cities have been brought to a standstill. According to reports, some old buildings in the city have also collapsed causing injuries to the residents. People in the city had been advised to stay indoors for an hour or two to avoid facing troubles.

The return of monsoons to the country hasn’t been a pleasant one yet. The commuters are stuck on the roads due to heavy water logging, creating massive traffic jams. Cars were seen using headlights at 9 a.m in the morning, due to the poor visibility. In Delhi, any commuters, however, said that the crisis was not as bad as the Gurugram crisis as cops and officials were a little more prepared. Earlier last month, the city struggled with 12-hour-long jams after persistent showers. Cab rates have severely surged, irking office-goers in the city of Delhi. Flights have been cancelled and the cities have been brought to a standstill.

The loss of life and property has not yet been confirmed. Though conflicting reports suggest that 4 people have died in the city of Hyderabad. Though rains have gone from being heavy to moderate in Hyderabad, weather reports suggest that the rains are to continue until noon. Earlier today, USA secretary of state John Kerry’s visit to 3 religious sites in the National Capital had to be cancelled due the heavy downpour. Though the Delhi Traffic Police and the Gurugram Police have been active on Social media, informing the commuters about the water logging situations in different areas of the city, it has to be understood that the government was not duly prepared for rains of this kind.

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