Heavy Rains Bring Delhi-NCR to Virtual Standstill; Waterlogging, Traffic Snarls in Several Areas

Heavy rainfall lashed the national capital, along with nearby areas of Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad.

Updated: September 2, 2018 10:41 AM IST

By India.com News Desk

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Heavy rains lashed several parts of the national capital on Sunday, leading to excessive waterlogging and traffic snarls on major intersections in the city.

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Heavy rainfall lashed the national capital, along with nearby areas of Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, heavy waterlogging has been reported at South Avenue, Okhla sabzi mandi area, Bihari Colony railway bridge and under Modi Mill flyover.

Yesterday, streets were waterlogged near the Civic Centre at Minto Road and also in the Civil Lines area and the Azad market area where many cars were seen half-submerged in water.

Thirty people were rescued after a bus got stuck in waterlogged Ring road near Hanuman Mandir in Yamuna Bazar.

“Waterlogging was reported at Iron Bridge Loni Road, Khajuri Chowk Wazirabad Road, Bhajan Pura Main Market Wazirabad Road, R/A Loni, Apsara Border, Yamuna Marg, IP College MGM Road Ring Road, Under IP Flyover Vikas Marg, Chatta Rail Lothian Road,” a Delhi Traffic Police official said.

“Roads submerged following the rainfall included those under Modi Mill Flyover, Rao Tula Ram T-Point on the way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Rajghat, Janpath, the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, to Lajpat Nagar market on Ring Road, Inderprastha Marg near the Delhi Police headquarters, Rajendra Prasad Road, GT Karnal Road, Minto Road and others,” he added.

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Published Date: September 2, 2018 9:52 AM IST

Updated Date: September 2, 2018 10:41 AM IST