1. Heavy rain causes water logging; Delhi awaits a ‘Gurugram’ fate

Heavy rain causes water logging; Delhi awaits a ‘Gurugram’ fate

Delhi is reported to be facing a surge in traffic jams, due to heavy rain causing water logging in the city.

By: | Published: August 29, 2016 6:20 PM
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Delhi is reported to be facing a surge in traffic jams, due to heavy rain causing water logging in the city. The Delhi Traffic Police has been constantly reporting this status in various parts of the city through the social networking site Twitter. The traffic is reported to be heavy at Greater Kailash-2, C R Park and M B Road. The GPO has also been reported to be filled by cars due to the water logging. The road behind the British School in the Chanakyapuri area is reported to have completely submerged. People in different areas of the city have also been informing fellow citizens to stay out of certain areas to avoid the trouble.

The areas from Mayapuri to Moti Bagh is reported to be facing heavy traffic and passengers are being urged to avoid the stretch. The people of Delhi, meanwhile have gone on Twitter to express their anger at the mismanagement of the Delhi government. This is the second incident this monsoon season that the people of Delhi have been victims of continuous rainfalls leading to heavy traffic. The first incident was that of Gurgaon, where flooding occurred making vehicles remain stuck for hours on an end and caused a lot of inconveniences. Oblivious of the danger of covered ditches, people fell into them but were saved by help from other onlookers. People stuck at various spots lamented that no official, especially from the disaster management office, were available for the rescue.

Though the situation in Delhi is not as bad as Gurgaon yet, the lack of proper drainage facilities might just put it in the same spot. Though the Delhi Traffic Police remains vigilant and is keeping the people informed about the condition in parts of the city, it is clear that Delhi remains unprepared for unprecedented heavy outbursts of rains.

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