Rains throw life out of gear in Delhi

India

26 Jul 2018

Delhi rains: Traffic disrupted, power supply affected, road caves in

Heavy rains lashed the national capital this morning, throwing life out of gear and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Waterlogging was reported in several areas, including Sarai Kale Khan, Badarpur, Nizamuddin, Ashram, Mayapuri Chowk, Minto Road and Dwarka More.

In Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad, a road caved in, but there were no casualties.

Weather officials have predicted a drop in maximum temperature to 31 degrees Celsius.

A flooded flyover

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Impact

Traffic across Delhi-Noida moving slowly, power supply affected

Traffic across Delhi-Noida moving slowly, power supply affected

Since early morning, traffic was affected across several areas in Delhi, Ghaziabad as well as Noida. Vehicles moved slowly on the Delhi-Noida route during peak office hours.

Traffic police have been issuing constant updates regarding jams and diversions.

Residents of different localities also complained of power cuts. The BSES said it is working to restore supply.

Predictions

Shower spells to continue throughout the day

"A well-marked low-pressure area, which was located over Jharkhand earlier this week, has shifted towards the northwest. A cyclonic circulation has also developed over MP and UP. These two systems have come together to trigger the rain," said BP Yadav, Deputy Director General, IMD.

As of 8:30am, Safdarjung had recorded 4.6mm of rainfall, and Palam around 9.3mm.

More shower spells have been predicted throughout the day.

Check traffic police's updates before leaving the house

Deficit

Till yesterday, Delhi was suffering from 99% deficit rainfall

Till yesterday, Delhi was suffering from 99% deficit rainfall

Today's rains are expected to bring respite to the capital, which, incidentally, was suffering from 99% deficit rainfall this year till yesterday.

Compared to its normal 9.1mm rainfall, it had received just 0.1mm till July 25.

Delhi is one of the 16 states that have suffered a 'large deficit' this year. Apart from it, Punjab, HP, J&K, Maharashtra, Telengana and Chhattisgarh are also lacking rainfall.

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