New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi-NCR through the night with waterlogging disrupting road traffic movement at many places in the national capital and Gurgaon. Several residents took to Twitter to share their experiences and posted photos of waterlogging and jams.
Gurugram was the worst affected as the long traffic jams were witnessed on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and in areas such as Sohna Road, Subhash Chowk. Traffic came to a standstill in Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan, RK Puram, Punjabi Bagh, Narela and Dwarka too.
Office-goers in Delhi, too, faced a lot of inconvenience due to traffic disruptions with most opting to use the Delhi Metro rail’s services, which were delayed due to over-crowding. Classes in several colleges were also cancelled.
Heavy rain accompanied with lightning was also reported around Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Teen Murti Bhavan and R.K. Puram among other areas in the national capital. Waterlogging and traffic congestion was reported from areas such as Mayur Vihar, Palam, Duala Kuan, Bhairon Enclave in Punjabi Bagh, Moti Nagar flyover and between Mundka and Rajdhani Park.
As per Skymet Weather, the rainy spell in the last 24 hours has been the highest so far and is responsible for covering up the huge rain shortfall for the month of August.
Light showers started at around 2 am but the intensity increased by 4 am and between 6 am to 8 am, it turned into a downpour, as per A.R.S. Sangwan, Deputy Director National Capital Region.
A Meteorological (Met) department official had said that the weather will remain cloudy today and moderate rain and thundershowers will hit the region.
As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rain at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, SubHimalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Konkan, Goa, Telangana and Coastal Karnataka will occur today.
(With PTI inputs)