Rains again lash Delhi on Thursday

Delhi received another spell of rains on Thursday morning, bringing back cases of water logging as well as traffic problems.

New Delhi: Delhi received another spell of
rains on Thursday morning, bringing back cases of water logging as
well as traffic problems in many parts of the city.

Several parts of the capital received good showers in the
morning, mainly ridge area and Aya Nagar in south Delhi, the
MeT office said.

Though Safdurjung MeT station, the main weather office in
the capital, recorded only traces of rains, other stations
spread across the city recorded good amount of showers.

The weather station located in Ridge recorded the highest
of 24.4 mm between 5:30 pm yesterday and 8:30 am today
followed by Ayanagar 15 mm. Palam recorded four mm and Lodhi
Colony had one mm of showers during the same period.

According to Weatherman, the minimum was recorded at 25.6
degree Celsius, one degree above normal, down from yesterday`s
27.2 degrees. The maximum was recorded at 36.2 degree Celsius,
two degrees above normal, yesterday.

The return of rains to the city after a gap of six days,
when the city recorded 96.1 mm of showers between 4 am and
5:30 pm that day, also brought back water logging and resulting
traffic problems to the city.

A senior police official said vehicular movement was slow
due to waterlogging and traffic problems in many parts of the
city.

Water logging in front of Deputy Commissioner office in
south Delhi`s Saket and Tis Hazari Gate No-3 in north Delhi
has affected traffic in those areas.

There were also reports of crawling traffic on MB road
near IGNOU, Dhaula Kuan, Kirbi Place, Rani Jhansi road near
Filmistan and Palam flyover from Dwarka to domestic airport
side. Water logging was reported on Rohtak road in Anand Parbat
Industrial Area also.

PTI

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