Heavy rains, water logging cause huge traffic jam in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, Jul 9: Life in the region came to a standstill as heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning, leading to water logging in many areas and traffic disruptions.

The officegoers across the region were the most affected as water logging on several roads caused massive traffic snarls. People are stuck in jam and knee deep water logged in the low lying areas for hours.

Rains cause traffic jam in Delhi-NCR

Vehicles in parts of Noida, Delhi and Ghaziabad were seen crawling on the roads due to traffic disruptions.

Traffic snarls across the region have once again exposed the lack of preparedness of the civic bodies in the NCR region.

Water logging on roads deflates the tall claims made by authorities that they have made enough arrangements to ensure easy disposal of rain water in drains.


However, the rains have brought some respite from heat by reducing the temperature in the region. The minimum temperature settled two notches below the season's average at 25.2 degrees Celsius.

The Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official reading for the city, recieved 1.0 mm rainfall whereas areas under Palam, Ridge, Ayanagar and Lodhi road recorded 56.8 mm, 17.6 mm, 48.2 mm and 1.0 mm rainfall respectively till 8.30 AM. The humidity was recorded at 92 per cent at 8.30 AM.

The Met department has predicted more showers for the rest of the day. The skies will be mainly cloudy.

One or two spells of rain or thundershowers would occur in some areas.

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