Monsoon mayhem: Delhi, Gurgaon come to standstill as rains play havoc
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 :
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.
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)
Gurugram: Traffic crawls as heavy rains causes severe water logging in several parts (Visuals from Hero Honda Chowk) pic.twitter.com/OQdYAB1NTU— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
12.15 pm: Visuals from AIIMS flyover where heavy rainfall has caused severe water logging, vehicular movement disrupted.
Delhi: Visuals from AIIMS flyover where heavy rainfall has caused severe water logging, vehicular movement disrupted pic.twitter.com/rhcG9o9y7M— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
11.55 am: Qatar Airline Flight QR 570 (Doha-Delhi) diverted from IGI Airport to Jaipur due to bad weather.
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.
4 buses stuck in water below Zakhira flyover in #Delhi, 40 to 50 passengers are in the buses, rescue efforts underway.— Sumit Kumar Singh (@invincibleidea) August 31, 2016
10.57 am: Indigo airlines tweet warns passengers about rainfall in Delhi, says expect delay in flights.
Due to bad weather in Delhi to & fro flights are affected. As a result, consequential delays are expected.Kindly check your flight>>— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) August 31, 2016
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 office goers tweeted about being stuck in the traffic jam for hours
Heavy rainfall throws traffic out of gear in several parts of Delhi,pictures of water logging in Sarojini Nagar area pic.twitter.com/wgbV8QnlE6— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
Several regions in Gurugram too were water-logged. Police officials urged people to be patient and navigate through the roads with discipline.
Heavy rains in Gurgaon, please be advised. Be patient and maintain lane discipline, we are on the job to facilitate your movements m— Gurgaon Police (@gurgaonpolice) August 31, 2016