New Delhi, July 13: Heavy rainfall lashed the national capital region on Friday leaving roads waterlogged and commuters stranded. Cab companies increased the fares due to increased demands. Moreover, fewer cabs were available between Delhi and Gurgaon which badly affected the commuters.
Places like Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg witnessed traffic congestion due to the rain. A senior police officer said, “Traffic is heavy near Ramlila Ground due to rain. Waterlogging was reported on the road between Sultanpur and Ghitorni and under IP flyover. Waterlogging was also reported under Minto bridge, Raja Puri red light, Dwarka Sector 1 near Agrasen Hospital, Lawrence Road industrial area, IGNOU crossing, etc.” Commuters at Zakhira flyover, Kamal crossing, Anand Parbat, Y-Point old railway bridge at Kishan Ganj, Azad Market and near Old Iron Bridge at Dharmpura faced inconvenience.
A major disruption occurred to the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden) of Delhi Metro on Friday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is not sure if the problem was due to a fault in the overhead electrical equipment (OHE) or due to the heavy rainfall. A spokesperson of the DMRC, however, said that the train services on the Magenta Line returned to normalcy at around 6.40 pm.
Several places including Tilak Bridge, Modi Mill flyover, Dhaula Kuan flyover, Welcome Metro station and the Delhi Secretariat were inundated due to the showers. Waterlogging was reported at Mayapuri flyover, Naraina flyover towards Mayapuri, Bhairon Marg under the railway bridge, Airport Road, Mathura Road from Delhi zoo to Sher Shah Suri Road, Moolchand underpass, Chhatarpur metro station, Baba Khadak Singh Marg, Defence Colony flyover and Shadipur metro station.
Due to the rain, the trees near Ashok Vihar traffic signal and near the ILBS Hospital traffic signal in Vasant Vihar fell.
(With PTI inputs)