New Delhi: After heavy rains for a week, the
national capital was on Thursday back to a sunny and humid day
without waterlogging and massive traffic jams which were a
regular feature during the past few days.
However, traffic was held in central Delhi due to a
farmers` rally at Jantar Mantar, choking Ajmeri Gate, Ramlila
Ground to Ranjeet Singh flyover, Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy
Marg, K G Marg, Janpath and Parliament Street.
It was a sweaty day for Delhiites as sun came out in
full force and humidity oscillated between 72 and 92 per cent.
The day went without showers though there was some rains last
"It was very sunny and humid day. We hoped it would rain
and bring some relief but nothing happened," said Smita
Aggarwal, a sales executive working in Connaught Place.
The maximum was recorded at 33.9 degree Celsius while
the minimum was at 25.6 degrees, both normal temperature for
this period of the year, the MeT office said.
The weatherman has predicted rains and thundershowers
in some places with temperature oscillating between 27 and 34
Some parts of the capital experienced light to moderate
rains last night. The rain gauges measured 0.6 mm for a period
of 24 hours ending at 8.30 am. The MCD central room received
44 complaints of waterlogging, five of falling of tree or tree
parts and four of collapse of building portions during a
period of 24 hours starting from 2 pm yesterday.
According to Delhi Traffic Police, vehicular movement has
been diverted on Shantivan-Rajghat bypass while the Hanuman
Setu near ISBT has been closed for traffic.
Meanwhile, rail and road traffic restarted on Old Yamuna
Bridge, officials said. The bridge, which connects north-east
Delhi with central parts of the capital, was closed for road
and rail traffic yesterday after the water level in Yamuna
river rose dangerously.