Gurugram, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi rained out: Traffic comes to a standstill

By: | Updated: July 29, 2016 6:33 PM

Massive traffic jams due to rains across major metro cities today brought lives to a standstill.

In New Delhi, slow moving traffic was reported at ITO and Azad Market chowk. Rains coupled with Kanwar Yatris movement in and around Delhi borders has pushed the city to the traffic to a stop. (PTI)In New Delhi, slow moving traffic was reported at ITO and Azad Market chowk. Rains coupled with Kanwar Yatris movement in and around Delhi borders has pushed the city to the traffic to a stop. (PTI)

Massive traffic jams due to rains across major metro cities today brought lives to a standstill. Thousands of office goers and other commuters were today stranded in Gurgaon as heavy rains led to waterlogging on National Highway-8 causing massive traffic jams, forcing authorities to shut down schools in Delhi’s satellite city while some offices too declared it an off.

Many motorists abandoned their vehicles and waded through knee-deep water which accumulated on both the carriageways of Delhi-Jaipur road, including Hero Honda Chowk, bringing traffic to a standstill with the tailback extending up to 15-20 kilometers.

Hundreds of morning commuters in Mumbai were stuck in heavy traffic, as the city received 110 mm rain on Thursday. Slow moving traffic was reported at ITO and Azad Market chowk in New Delhi. Several parts of Bangalore have also turned into small lakes.

Check LIVE updates here:

5.40 pm: Bengaluru comes to a standstill: N Manjunath, BBMP Commissioner

5.00 pm: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari take stock of the situation in Gurugram

4.00 pm: Water level rise in Bellandur lake, Bengaluru after heavy rains

3.35 pm: Lake overflows, Bengaluru people trap fish on streets

3.20 pm: It’s an absolute shame. It’s tragic.These are things which could have been fixed & are not being fixed. Incessant rains have created lakes across the city. Traffic is in a gridlock: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

3.10 pm: Situation in Gurugram is due to waterlogging & non-functioning of certain drains: Venkaiah Naidu

3.00 pm: Water logging continues due to heavy rainfall in the city causes traffic jam in Gurugram

2.00 pm: Gurugram Police Commissioner Navdeep Virk takes stock of the situation

1.50 pm: Gurugram traffic jam:Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari talks to NHAI Chairman, directs him to send team of officials to NH8 immediately

1.30 pm: Crisis management committee held a meeting on this,truck movement regulated: DS Dhesi,Haryana Chief Secy

1.25 pm: Have been told that Hero Honda Chowk is being cleared, traffic is moving slowly:DS Dhesi,Haryana Chief Secy

1.00 pm: Boats being used in Bilekahalli area of Bengaluru after heavy rains cause water logging

12.30 pm: Vehicular movement affected in many parts of Bengaluru due to heavy downpour

12.00 pm: Massive traffic jam following heavy rains near ITO in Delhi

(With inputs from PTI)

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