1. Heavy rains lash Delhi, traffic comes to a standstill

Heavy rains lash Delhi, traffic comes to a standstill

Delhi found itself submerging in the heavy rainfalls, that continued to wreck havoc on Wednesday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 31, 2016 10:55 AM
delhi, delhi rains, delhi traffic, delhi traffic jams, gurugram floods, delhi floods, delhi water logging, delhi traffic, delhi traffic police The continuous downpour in Delhi caused water logging due to which heavy traffic jams were noticed in the morning. (ANI)

Delhi found itself submerging in the heavy rainfalls, that continued to wreck havoc on Wednesday. The continuous downpour caused water logging due to which heavy traffic jams were noticed in the morning. Vehicles were stuck for hours at an end causing severe problems for commuters. The Delhi traffic police have been going on Twitter to constantly update the situation in many parts of Delhi. Their official Twitter handle reports that heavy water logging has been spotted on the Ring Road in Dhaula Kuan. The Bhairon Road towards the Mathura Road, IGNOU road, IP Flyover towards Sarai, Kale Khan, the Barapullah flyover towards DND, and the Ashram Chowk, all face the same fate. Roads at the Alipur Village, Okhla Underpass, Jasola Red Light,Saket M.B. Road, Saket Metro Station have also been reported to be facing heavy jams due to the rains. Dr.Zakir Hussain Marg, W Point, Loha Mandi to Mayapuri, Gol Dak Khana, Kali Bari Marg, Chirag Delhi to Nehru Place flyover, Raja Garden towards Mayapuri among many prominent parts of the city are running towards the fate faced by Gurugram a month ago.

The Gurugram Police has informed the commuters about the poor visibility due to the heavy rainfall. The police department of Gurugram has urged the commuters to maintain discipline and be patient as the city faces another possible situation of flooding. The Police said that they were working towards facilitating movements of those stuck in traffic. The Noida Police, though, has been less active on social media, thus making their efforts unknown.

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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