John Kerry's visit to religious sites in Delhi cancelled due to heavy rains
Heavy rains this morning caused waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams in New Delhi, leading to people stuck on the roads.
New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to three religious sites in Delhi on Wednesday were cancelled due to heavy rains.
Heavy rains this morning caused waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams here, leading to people stuck on the roads.
Kerry was scheduled to visit Sisganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid and Gauri Shankar temple on Wednesday, the officials said. There is no confirmation on when the programme will be rescheduled.
Kerry, who is on a three-day-visit to India, was supposed to visit the sites yesterday itself but it was postponed.
Kerry arrived in New Delhi on a wet Monday evening and there were reports that his cavalcade got stuck in a traffic jam on a road from the IGI airport to the city.
His convoy was stuck on Satya Marg in Lutyens Delhi for an hour on Monday by a "spillover effect" owing to waterlogging in the main carriageways.
Journalist Nicolas Wadhams, who is accompanying Kerry on his tour to New Delhi, tweeted: "John Kerry stuck in traffic like everyone else on wet New Delhi night."