New Delhi, July 27: Heavy Rains continued to paralyse normal life for the second day in Capital and NCR region including Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and other towns in Western UP on Friday. The prevailing conditions have led to waterlogging in several parts of the city leading to congestion on both arterial roads and service lanes and the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted all the bottle necks to keep the morning commuters abreast with the situation.
There was heavy traffic on the Ghazipur Murga Mandi and Mayur Vihar Phase 2 route. Besides, the Badarpur-Mehrauli route was also affected due to waterlogging in the Badarpur railway crossing underpass. People going towards Noida from Jasola faced heavy traffic as the road has caved in. The Delhi Noida Direct flyway also experienced huge congestion. Traffic on the Badarpur-Ashram route, road above Loni, Apsara Border, Vivek Vihar ITI Underpass, Kasturba Nagar Underpass and Seemapuri underpass were all congested.
As a precautionary measure, people living in various housing societies in Vasundhara area have been asked to temporarily vacate their flats after empty plots adjoining the walls of societies were filled with rain water. Meanwhile, District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari has also passed an order asking all schools till class 12th to remain closed in Ghaziabad due to heavy rainfall.
As per the latest report of ANI, 1,15,000 cusec of water was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund Barrage at 7 am today. Meanwhile, water level in Yamuna river in Delhi was at 203.83 meters, 17 cm below warning level of 204 meters. Earlier on Thursday, the authorities had issued an alert to the people dwelling in Yamuna’s flood banks to relocate as the Hathni Kund Barrage released 1.80 lakh cusecs of water. It was predicted that the water may reach Delhi in next 72 hours forcing Yamuna to flow above the danger mark.
The Met office has forecast moderate to heavy rains for today. “The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 29 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively,” the weatherman has predicted. Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 32.2 and 28 degrees Celsius respectively.
Yesterday, due to the downpour, two people lost their lives in rail related incidents. A 36-year-old man was killed after after being electrocuted in Indirapuram’s Shipra Sun City. He was on his way to home after dropping his daughter to school. On the other hand, in another incident a 13-year-old girl also lost her life. She was crushed under the debris as the rooftop water tanker crashed through her house.