Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR; waterlogging disrupts traffic in Gurugram
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 Gurugram. Rush hour traffic was thrown out of gear in Haryana's Gurugram as morning commuters got stuck in traffic snarls, including an over 5km jam on a road between Hero Honda Chowk and Kherki Daula Toll Plaza. Here's more.
Classes in several colleges canceled; metros delayed due to over-crowding
Office-goers in Delhi, too, faced a lot of inconvenience due to traffic disruptions. The Delhi Metro rail's services were also delayed due to over-crowding. Classes in several colleges were also canceled. The meteorological department has forecast more rains through the day and relative humidity at 100% in Delhi. The Palam observatory recorded 101mm rainfall, Lodi 22.2mm, Safdarjung 49.6mm, and Ridge 6.8mm, the department said.
Here are the details of areas which received heavy rainfall
Heavy rains were recorded in central and eastern parts of Delhi with waterlogging and traffic congestion being reported from areas such as Mayur Vihar, Palam, Dhaula Kuan, Bhairon Enclave in Punjabi Bagh, Moti Nagar flyover, and between Mundka and Rajdhani Park.
Citizens blamed Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Twitter
Officials give details about traffic congestion in Gurugram
Officials said vehicular movement was also affected at IFFCO Chowk, Signature Tower, Sikanderpur, Old Gurugram, Huda City Center, and Sohna road in Gurugram. "The reason for the traffic congestion between Hero Honda Chowk and Kherki Daula was due to some vehicles breaking down," a Gurugram police officer said. Teams of the traffic police are on the ground and efforts are on to decongest roads.Share this timeline