New Delhi, July 27: Heavy rains in the Delhi-NCR region have brought the city to a standstill. Following heavy rainfall, an under-construction 3-storeyed building collapsed in Noida sector-121. No casualty has been reported so far.
At least two children died after the roof of a house collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut late last night. The children were sleeping inside when the roof fell. Several parts of the city have been reeling under traffic snarls and waterlogged roads. Heavy rains continued to lash the Delhi-NCR region. Earlier, traffic was affected at Ghazipur Murga Mandi and from Badarpur to Mehrauli due to waterlogging while the Badarpur-Ashram route was also affected.
Traffic was also hit under Modi Mill flyover in Delhi. The Badarpur-Mehrauli route saw waterlogging at the Badarpur railway underpass.
While residents battled the waterlogged roads, Delhi Police came to their rescue by tweeting real-time alerts regarding the places waterlogged and also on how to avoid those routes.
The Delhi police’s Twitter handle is constantly giving out traffic alerts so that people stay updated and can avoid inconvenience. The national capital has been lashed with incessant rainfall since last night. The maximum temperature yesterday was recorded at 28.7 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, said an IMD official. Meanwhile, heavy rains have also led to a surge in the Yamuna’s water level _ which was recorded at 203.83m _ just 17 cm below warning level of 204m at 7 am today.
It must be noted that District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari has also passed an order asking all schools till class 12 to remain closed in Ghaziabad due to heavy rainfall.