Delhi: Monsoon rains cause traffic jam; Roads were flooded, many flights were delayed. watch

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New Delhi, Thursday, June 30, 2022, Vehicles ply on a waterlogged road amid monsoon rains. The Delhi region is witnessing heavy rains with the onset of monsoon, bringing much relief from the scorching heat after the hot and humid weather. ,

Highlight

  • Heavy traffic jam witnessed in Delhi and adjoining cities after heavy rains
  • Many flights, trains delayed due to rain in Delhi-NCR
  • Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police asked commuters to plan their travel accordingly.

Delhi-NCR rain update: Heavy traffic jams were witnessed in Delhi and adjoining cities after the first monsoon rains lashed the national capital on Thursday (June 30), bringing respite from the scorching heat.

Many flights and trains are running late due to rain in Delhi-NCR. Delayed flights were diverted towards Amritsar and Jaipur.

Delhi Traffic Police through a tweet asked commuters to plan their travel accordingly.

According to the IMD report, ‘Light to moderate intensity rain and thundershower with strong winds’ will occur over entire Delhi and adjoining areas. Passengers are advised to plan their travel accordingly,” tweeted the traffic police.

Several parts of Delhi such as ITO, Barapullah, Ring Road and the capital’s borders, especially the Delhi-Noida border, Chilla border, UP Gate, Delhi-Gurugram road experienced heavy traffic as the national capital received rains.

Waterlogging was reported near Pragati Maidan, Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Vinod Nagar, Pul Prahladpur Underpass, IP Estate in front of WHO Building, under Zakhira Flyover, Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Loni Road Roundabout and Azadpur Market Underpass.

Earlier this month, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that the Delhi government was ready to tackle waterlogging on a war footing and was focusing on solving the problem with micro-planning.

Public Works Department (PWD) has set up a Central Control Room from where 10 important waterlogging sites in Delhi are being monitored 24×7 through CCTV cameras.

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