Evening showers slows traffic in Delhi

Monsoon showers on Friday returned to the capital after a gap of 24 hours, slowing down evening traffic.

New Delhi: Monsoon showers today returned
to the capital after a gap of 24 hours, slowing down evening

Though there was no showers for a period of 24 hours
ending 8:30 am today, the city received 0.3 mm of rains during
the day till 5:30 pm.

The city got more showers in the evening starting at
around 6 pm, taking people headed towards home from office by

The maximum was recorded at 34.1 degree Celsius while
the minimum was at 26.7 degrees. The humidity oscillated
between 69 and 92 per cent.

The Weatherman has predicted rains and thunder showers
in some places tomorrow.

The MCD central control room received 13 complaints of
waterlogging and five each of falling of trees and building
portions since yesterday, officials said.

Most of the waterlogging complaints came from Civil Lines
and Rohini.

Yamuna water level rises further

The water level in Yamuna rose
further today due to heavy rains in the city and release of
water into the river by Haryana.

The water level, which had crossed the danger mark of
204.83 metres on Friday, has touched 205.84 metres this
evening. The water level had come down to 205.77 metres last

Officials from Flood Control Department said water level
may go up further as Haryana has released nearly 80,000 cusec
water into the river today. The neighbouring state had
released over two lakh cusec water into Yamuna on Wednesday.

Authorities have so far evacuated nearly 2,000 people
from low-lying areas along the river and set up 169 relief
camps to provide shelter to them.

The city government has already deployed 57 boats, 68
divers and a unit of Disaster Management Force.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had visited various relief
camps on Wednesday and instructed officials to ensure
availability of food, medicines and proper lighting there.


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