New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the national
capital on Friday bringing massive waterlogging and traffic snarls
back to the city.
The showers began at around 2 pm and the rain gauges
measured 32.6 mm till 5:30 pm, the weather office said.
Waterlogging was reported from outside Parliament and
Parliament Annexe building, in front of Red Cross building,
Krishi Bhavan, Rafi Marg, ITO, Laxmi Nagar and Kashmere Gate.
Accumulation of water also led to traffic jams near Ram
Manohar Lohia Hospital, Birla Mandir, Mandir Marg, Minto
Bridge and Savitri Cinema on Outer Ring Road.
Traffic disruption due to waterlogging was also reported
from India Gate, Nirman Bhavan, Ashoka Road, Karol Bagh and
The city has been receiving rains for the past three days
after a lull in showers for about a week.
The MCD Control Room received 40 complaints of
waterlogging, six complaints of falling of trees and two cases
of collapse of building portions.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.4 degree
Celsius while the minimum was 26.8 degrees. The humidity was
recorded between 64 and 97 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted one or two spells of rains
or thundershowers tomorrow with the temperature oscillating
between 26 and 34 degree Celsius.