New Delhi: Soon after, it started drizzling in the national capital on Sunday evening, the Delhi Fire Department received multiple calls reporting “oil rain” from all over the city. The fire department is reportedly investigating the matter as many roads were also closed by the police after reports of bikers slipping erupted. Also Read - RT-PCR Testing Cost to be Reduced in Delhi, CM Kejriwal Issues Fresh Directives
A senior Fire Department officer said news agency IANS, “We are receiving calls from all parts of Delhi about oil rain and so far, we have responded to more than 40 calls.” Also Read - Won't go to 'Open Jail' in Burari, Will Block All 5 Entry Points to Delhi: Farmers' Union to Centre
These calls were reported from all directions, and began after the drizzle started at around 5 p.m., said another fire department official. Also Read - COVID-19: Entire Delhi Can be Inoculated Within 3-4 Weeks of Vaccine Availability, Says Satyendar Jain
Police had to close one of the roads leading to Jamia Nagar opposite the Holy Family Hospital in south Delhi after some bikers slipped on the road.
The Fire Brigade was seen responding to one such call in nearby New Friends Colony. A senior police officer said that a call of oil spill was received after which the Fire Department was informed.
“Many bikers slipped and fell on the road because of the slippery oil-like material spilled on the road. As a precautionary measure, the Fire Brigade was called and the road was washed,” one of the callers told IANS.
Further investigation is underway.