Zee Media Bureau
Delhi: Even as the much-awaited monsoon brought relief from the blistering heat, incessant rains have wreaked havoc in many parts of the country.
“Yesterday monsoon covered whole india.On 15th monsoon covered East UP & 16th morning it covered whole north-west India,” said M Duraisamy of the MET dept.
“This activity (heavy rainfall) will carry on for next 48 hours and after that it will decrease,” he added.
Heavy showers are expected to lash the city on Monday and continue for the next two to three days. Earlier, various parts of the capital received substantial rains, which resulted in accumulation of water and choked drains, leading to traffic snarls at many places.
Traffic was affected near Akshardham temple in east Delhi and on Delhi`s arterial Ring Road. The minimum temperature also dipped to four notches below average at 23.7 degree Celsius.
Life in the western metropolis is slowly limping back to normalcy even as heavy rains have been forecast for the city for the next two days. Yesterday, the Central and Harbour Line services were suspended for nearly four hours due to flooding on railway tracks, leading to delays and cancellation of most scheduled services.
Several long-distance trains scheduled to leave Mumbai were also delayed by three to six hours while incoming services were terminated mid-way, inconveniencing passengers.
At least 10 people were reported dead and 50 missing as rains continue to lash the city.
Landslides and landslips swept away several roads and bridges in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts. The Char Dham Yatra to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri shrines in Garhwal has come to a halt with thousands of pilgrims stuck at various points along the route.
Three people were killed after heavy rains led to wall collapse. Traffic was disrupted and electricity failure was reported from different parts of the city. The city recorded over 72 mm rainfall on Sunday with water levels in all reservoirs going up significantly following a week-long wet spell.
Heavy overnight rains and rising water level in the Yamuna are hampering rescue operation to take out the 52 villagers, who are stranded on a tract of land in Lapra village here due to floods triggered by heavy rains.
The rains had led to an alarming increase in the water level of Yamuna, even as a record over 8 lakh cusecs water was flowing through the Hathni Kund barrage, prompting the authorities to sound a high alert in the neighbouring districts of Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat.
(With Agencies Inputs)