New Delhi, Jul 27: Delhi and National Capital faced widespread waterlogging and traffic snarls on Thursday following heavy rainfall. Amid the likelihood of more rain on Friday, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory for the public listing out routes to avoid.
Meanwhile, all schools till class 12th will remain closed in Ghaziabad on Friday due to heavy rainfall. The order was passed by the District Magistrate on Thursday. Keeping in view the weather forecast by the Meteorological Department, District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari passed the order today, the officials said.
Routes to Avoid
Ghazipur Murga Mandi, Khajuri Chowk, Modi Mil Under Flyover, SDM office Pushta Road, Raja Ram Kohli Marg from Geeta Colony to Pushta Road, Suraj Kund to Prahlad Pur & Mayur Vihar Ph-II Subway, Slip Road, Minto Road Under Bridge, Chatta Rail, Dwarka More to Road No. 201, Mayapuri Chowk & from Badarpur to Mehrauli, Ashram, Sarai Kale Khan towards Nizamuddin railway station and 11 Murti road.
Yamuna Likely to Cross Danger Mark
The authorities have issued an alert to the people dwelling in Yamuna’s flood banks to relocate as the Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamunanagar district of Haryana released 1.80 lakh cusecs of water. It is likely that the water will reach Delhi in next 72 hours forcing Yamuna to flow above the danger mark.
Earlier on Thursday, two persons died due to rain-related incidents in and around the national capital. A 36-year-old man was electrocuted in Indirapuram’s Shipra Sun City. Identified as Saroj Kan Das, the man came in contact with the water touching a naked wire while coming back home after dropping his daughter to school.
In another incident, a 13-year-old girl was crushed under the debris as the rooftop water tanker crashed through her house.
A road also caved in Ghaziabad’s Vasundhara area as rains continued for hours.
As per the weather department, Delhi-NCR is likely to receive more rain on Friday. The minimum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average.