New Delhi: Rains lashed the national
capital this afternoon resulting in waterlogging and slowing
down of vehicular movement.
The showers started at around 1:30 pm bringing down
the mercury slightly in an otherwise humid day. The spell of
rains had started last night with the city receiving 1.3 mm
till 8:30 am today.
The vehicular movement was slow in Jangpura, Ashram,
India Gate, Ashoka Road and ITO among other places due to
rains and subsequent waterlogging.
The late night showers had resulted in caving in of
portions of two roads in Lutyens Delhi affecting traffic
towards the heart of the national capital.
For the second time in three days, a portion of
Jaswant Singh Road near Andhra Bhavan caved in due to the
rains creating problems for commuters passing through Ashoka
Road. On Monday also, the same road had caved in.
Vehicular movement was also affected on Rajesh Pilot
Marg towards Hotel Claridges as a portion of the stretch caved
A senior police official said adequate personnel were
deployed to manage traffic on the stretch.
Rains had caused waterlogging in many areas like
Lajpat Nagar, Ashram, Kailash Colony, Gulmohar Park, Ashram,
Moolchand and Gupta Market last night.