New Delhi, July 26: Heavy rains lashed Delhi on Thursday morning. The rain started around 7 am bringing much relief from the humidity. However, these rains have caused waterlogging several areas and bringing rush-hour traffic to a virtual standstill.
Traffic moved at a snail’s pace
Due to heavy rains, commuters had a harrowing time as incessant rains triggered waterlogging on many roads. Traffic moved at a snail's pace, prompting the Delhi Traffic Police to issue advisories on roads best avoided. The southwest monsoon was expected to strike northern India on July 29 but it made sluggish progress last week, delaying rains to parts of west and north India.
Waterlogging on many roads
Waterlogging in parts of Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon have brought traffic movement to a near-halt in these areas.
Ghaziabad was the worst-affected area with a road in Vasundhara having caved in resulting in a flood-like situation, news agency ANI reported. Waterlogging in parts of Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon have brought traffic movement to a near-halt in these areas. This, however, is not the heaviest rainfall Delhi has seen so far this season.
IMD predicts Heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi for the next five days
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR and heavy rains at isolated places across northern India over the next five days. There would be no significant change in the temperatures though, the department said. West and north-west region of the country is expected to witness mild rainfall as well in the next five days