Traffic movement was paralysed as heavy rain lashed parts of the National Capital region on Wednesday, The Times of India reported. United States' Secretary of State John Kerry was also among those caught in traffic snarls in the capital on Monday evening. Commuters, particularly those in Gurugram, were stuck in traffic pile-ups like those they had faced just a month earlier – when people were stuck in jams for as long as six hours in some places on July 28 – even after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced plans to avoid a similar situation. Gurugram is a low-lying area, plagued by encroachments and poor drainage.
Delhi Cantt, Dhaulakuan, Rajouri, Laxmi Nagar and other areas in the Capital faced extreme water-logging that led to major traffic jams in the area. The meteorology department has predicted a cloudy morning with a possibility of light rain on Tuesday, The Indian Express reported.
Hindustan Times reported that commuters were marooned on Monday morning as auto-rickshaws went on a flash strike to protest the recent police action against them. Delhi traffic police have cautioned commuters against plying on certain routes prone to water-logging. Special Commissioner of Police (traffic) Sandeep Goel said, "We will be deploying many of our personnel, and the focus will be on major water-logging points. We have already listed out 163 water-logging points and apprised the agencies concerned of the need to fix them."