Delhi waterlogged, Games debris makes it worse
Motorists and pedestrians in Delhi had a tough time due to widespread water logging, made worse by slush coming from construction sites and dug-up roads in the city which saw a spell of heavy showers on Saturday.
New Delhi: Motorists and pedestrians in
Delhi had a tough time due to widespread water logging, made
worse by slush coming from construction sites and dug-up roads
in the city which saw a spell of heavy showers on Saturday.
Heavy rains led to water logging and traffic snarls in
various parts of the national capital, including in areas in
the heart of the city such as Connaught Place, K G Marg,
Ashoka Road and Janpath.
Motorists complained of having more difficulty in
manoeuvring their vehicles through waterlogged roads as the
sides were dug up and mounds of earth were lying due to
construction work in view of the Commonwealth Games.
Cars and auto rickshaws got stuck in water and
pedestrians had to wade through knee-deep water at many
places. There was waterlogging in Parliament Street, Rafi
Marg, Raisina Road, Hailey Road, Panchkuian Road, Gol Dak
Khana area, IIT, Aurobindo Marg, Anand Parbat, Jamia Nagar,
South Extension, Bhairon Singh Marg, Jangpura and Patel Nagar,
among other places.
"I was coming through South Extension when my
two-wheeler wheeler got stuck in water. It was a very bad
situation as the service road was totally dug up and under
water and I was not sure from which side I can manoeuvre
without falling into the pit," said 25-year-old Deepak
Rastogi, a sales executive.
There was knee-deep water in front of both AICC office
on 24, Akbar Road and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi`s residence
on 10, Janpath. A pandal erected in front of the Congress
office for Independence Day celebrations was partially
"I had to get down from my auto rickshaw on Raisina
Road as water entered its engine. There was a huge rush of
water on Janpath in front of Press Club and it was very
difficult to wade through as construction soil kept beside the
road made it all slushy and slippery. I fell down," said
Reena, a media professional.
The MCD said it got 35 complaints of water logging,
including from Azadpur, Model Town, Narela, Karol Bagh and
R K Puram. The civic body also received two complaints of
falling of building portions and three of falling of trees.
Four persons were injured in building and wall
collapse in R K Ashram and Teliwara, officials said.