Monsoon mayhem: Delhi, Gurgaon come to standstill as rains play havoc

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New Delhi, Aug 31: Heavy rainfall caused massive traffic jams and water-logging in several areas of Delhi and Gurugram on Wednesday. Traffic jams were reported from areas like Rajiv Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Loha Mandi and others.

The heavy rainfall even caused the cancellation of US Secretary John Kerry's visit to religious places. Here is a video :

 Traffic piles up in Delhi roads

4:18 pm: Heavy rainfall warning continues for today for areas of Delhi/NCR. Situation will improve tommorrow: BP Yadav, IMD Director.

2.20 pm: Delhi rians: Traffic diverted in many areas in Delhi.

1:32 pm: Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from IIT towards Adhchini due to breakdown of a car at Kalu Sarai bus stand: Delhi Traffic Police.

1.00 pm:

12.50 pm: US Secretary of State John Kerry's motorcade gingerly proceeds through water logged Delhi

12.30 pm: Gurugram: Traffic crawls as heavy rains causes severe water logging in several parts (Visuals from Hero Honda Chowk)

12.15 pm: Visuals from AIIMS flyover where heavy rainfall has caused severe water logging, vehicular movement disrupted.

11.55 am: Qatar Airline Flight QR 570 (Doha-Delhi) diverted from IGI Airport to Jaipur due to bad weather.

11.25 am:

11.20 am: Have you (students) come here in boats,? asked US Secy of State John Kerry on his arrival at IIT-Delhi.

11.17 am: Delhi Traffic Police alerted on Twitter saying: "Water logging on Shantivan Chowk, Under Hanuman Setu, Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, Brar Square to Mayapuri, South Avenue."

11.07 am: While the heavy rainfall caused massive traffic jams, efforts were being made to rescue people who were stuck.

10.57 am: Indigo airlines tweet warns passengers about rainfall in Delhi, says expect delay in flights.

10.45 am: Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur over many places of North, East and Southeast NCR and Delhi in next two hours.

Several flights diverted from IGIA

Several office goers tweeted about being stuck in the traffic jam for hours

10.30 am:

Several regions in Gurugram too were water-logged. Police officials urged people to be patient and navigate through the roads with discipline.

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