New Delhi, July 12: Normal life was disrupted in Delhi as heavy rains lashed the city for the fourth consecutive day today, submerging many low-lying areas and leading to traffic snarls at busy intersections.
Water logging at several places in South Delhi, Central Delhi and East Delhi led to traffic jams across the city including ITO, Vikas Marg, South Extension, Khanpur, Mahipalpur, Hari Nagar, IIT crossing, Nehru Place, Yusuf Sarai Market and Munirka.
Traffic also crawled at major intersections such as Laxmi Nagar, Kashmere Gate, Dwarka, Dhaula Kuan, Sarai Kale Khan, Moolchand, Karkarduma, Rajghat, Kalindi Kunj among others, said traffic department.
Safdarjung observatory received 68.6 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours till 8.30 AM whereas areas under Lodhi road, Ayanagar, Ridge and Palam recorded 78.2 mm, 77.4 mm, 76.2 mm and 98.4 mm rainfall. Met department has forecast more rains in the next 24 hours.
"The skies will be generally cloudy.Intermittent rain and thunder shower would occur in many areas. Heavy rains could occur at few places. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 27 degrees Celsius," said a MeT department official.
Till Saturday, Delhi received 147.8 mm rainfall, the highest this season. Roads and bylanes in several localities were submerged due to choked drains while traffic signals were not functioning in many areas.
Also in some low-lying areas, rainwater flooded the basements of flats and residents had a harrowing time pumping it out.
Workers from the Public Works Department and municipal corporations were seen trying to drain out water in some areas.
Tress were uprooted in many areas and vehicles broke down on roads causing traffic jams.
Delhi government set up a 24/7 helpline for monsoon related woes on Friday but admitted that the problems couldn't be solved immediately.
Residents could call on helpline number 18001185951800118595 and register their complaints about water logging.