New Delhi: Delhiites were today soaked in
heavy downpour, which caused waterlogging and traffic jams in
many areas on a day when people were out to meet relatives on
the occasion of Rakshabandhan festival.
The rain guages measured 6.3 mm of showers during the day
till 5:30 pm. The capital received 20.8 mm of showers for a
period of 24 hours ending 8:30 am.
The weather office said the capital has received 676.6 mm
of rains since July five when monsoon reached the capital.
The showers created trouble for families who were out to
meet their relatives on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.
The rains once again brought with it traffic snarls,
water-logging and vehicle breakdowns. Vehicular movement was
slow on Ring Road, Munirka, Laxmi Nagar, Ashram, Mehrauli and
Traffic was also moving slowly on NH 8 which connects
Delhi and Gurgaon and DND flyover which connects the capital
As the skies opened up, vehicular movement also became
slow in areas like ITO, Vikas Marg, Connaught Place and AIIMS.
The city has been hit by incessant rains for the past
six days, which brought with it water-logging and huge traffic
Vehicular movement was affected due to waterlogging on
Qutub Metro Station towards Gurgoan, I P flyover towards
Rajghat, Mori Gate, Gupta Market, Lajpat Nagar, Hari Nagar,
Ashram and Badarpur-Pahladpur under railway bridge.
Traffic movement was slow at Laxmi Nagar towards
Shakarpur Chungi, Nehru Place flyover, Bhajanpura, Brijpuri
Portions of two roads in Mori Gate and Tagore Garden
caved in which also contributed to the slowing of traffic in
The MCD central control room received 51 complaints of
waterlogging, 14 complaints of falling of trees or tree parts
and one complaint of falling of building portions from areas
in the civic body`s jurisdiction.
The maximum and minimum were recorded at 25.6 and 23.7
degree Celsius respectively while the humidity was between 77
and 94 per cent.
The Met office said the next 24 hours are likely to see a
generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or
thundershowers, one or two of which may be heavy.