Delhi records heaviest rain of the season, traffic jams, flooding in several areas
Over 40 locations in north Delhi were submerged due to heavy downpour.
Heavy rain hit Delhi and its surrounding areas on Thursday morning, causing waterlogging and traffic disruptions in several places. The Capital also witnessed heavy rain on Wednesday night.
The Indian Meteorological Department said that the Aya Nagar weather station in South West Delhi recorded 99.2 millimetres of rainfall – the maximum this season.
Photos and videos on social media showed low-lying areas in the Capital submerged by the rainwater. In Tughlakabad area, a bus was pulled out from under a flooded bridge with the help of a proclainer. In another video from the area, people holding umbrellas were seen crossing a flooded road on a bullock cart.
Over 40 other locations in north Delhi, including Mukherjee Nagar, Fateh Puri, Burari, Rohini, Narela and West Patel Nagar, were inundated due to the heavy rain, PTI reported, citing the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. Parts of buildings collapsed in eight places, the civic body added.
A heavy traffic jam was seen at Delhi’s ITO area.
Heavy flooding was also seen in Zakir Nagar area. A group people, in waist-deep water, were seen trying to push a submerged car.
An underpass in Dwarka area was flooded after the heavy rain.
The roads in Gurugram were also waterlogged after heavy rain.
The rain also caused traffic disruption near the Delhi High Court as a tree was uprooted.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre, told PTI that the Capital will witness light rain over the next two to three days.