Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR, traffic affected

New Delhi


Incessant rains overnight that lashed the national capital and its adjoining areas affected the morning traffic on Friday as the city continued to experience moderate and scattered showers.

The weather department said the city will receive one or two spells of heavy rain during the day.

"Delhi received 45.8 mm of rain in the last 24 hours," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 98 per cent.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. The sky was expected to remain mostly cloudy through the day, the Met said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius.

There was water-logging in several parts of the city leading to congestion on both arterial roads and service lanes and the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted all the bottle necks to keep the morning commuters abreast with the situation.

There was heavy traffic on the Ghazipur Murga Mandi and Mayur Vihar Phase 2 route. Besides, the Badarpur-Mehrauli route was also affected due to waterlogging in the Badarpur railway crossing underpass. 

People going towards Noida from Jasola faced heavy traffic as the road has caved in. The Delhi Noida Direct flyway also experienced huge congestion.

Traffic on the Badarpur-Ashram route, road above Loni, Apsara Border, Vivek Vihar ITI Underpass, Kasturba Nagar Underpass and Seemapuri underpass were all congested. 

The city traffic police requested commuters to avoid all these stretches.

On Thursday, the maximum temperature settled at 28.7 degrees Celsius, six notches below season's average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average following heavy rains.