Waterlogging and traffic jams in Delhi after rains

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 12:00

New Delhi: Vehicular movement in some
parts of the capital was affected for the second day on Tuesday
due to waterlogging, a spill over effect of last evening`s
heavy rains.

Traffic snarls were reported from Dhaula Kuan,
Maharani Bagh, Saket, and Lado Sarai. Vehicular movement was
obstructed on the Ring Road towards IP flyover and near
Shakarpur due to waterlogging, a senior police official said.
Waterlogging near Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium also
led to traffic jam in the area.

In another case, an uprooted tree near Harsh Vihar
Chowk in Pitampura resulted in a traffic jam in the area.

Traffic near South Extension, AIIMS, Lajpat Nagar and
Moolchand was affected after a container truck broke down on
the middle of Ashram flyover. The flyover is choc-a-bloc with
vehicles, the official said.

The city received 0.2 mm of rains for a period of 12
hours ending 8:30 am today. Heavy rains, which lashed the city
for about 90 minutes last evening measuring 51.4 mm, threw the
traffic out of gear.
Rains also led to a dip in temperature. The minimum
temperature in the city was 23.2 degree Celsius, 4 degrees
below normal.

At least 11 people, including two women and three
children, were killed in rain-related incidents yesterday.


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First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 12:00

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