New Delhi: A fresh spell of heavy rains on Wednesday morning brought Delhi-NCR to a complete halt ‘again’.
Thundershowers again posed the problem of water logging and traffic snarls throughout the city.
Delhi Police has issued an advisory to take precautions. Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) also put up information as tweets along with the names of the areas facing water logging problems are: Alipur village, Okhla Underpass, Jasola Red Light, Saket Metro Station, Dhaula Kuan, Ashram Chowk, Lajpat Nagar. Many more places were also affected by the heavy lash of rain. Massive traffic jams were seen on the roads heading towards Noida and Gurgaon. At least a dozen DTC buses were seen stranded on the roads after they broke down due to heavy rains.
Apart from the road traffic air traffic was also crippled with many flights delayed and one also diverted. Many leading airlines — Indigo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Air India also took to Twitter to inform their passengers about the delays, diversions and cancellations.
As per reports, one Qatar airways flight QR570 which was scheduled to land at Delhi from Doha was diverted to Jaipur due to bad weather in the capital.
The rains also played havoc with the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the national capital. His visits to ‘Shankar Temple’ and ‘Jama Masjid’ stood cancelled due to flooded roads. But the Secretary of State somehow managed to reach IIT to address the students there. While addressing them he also took a dig on Delhi’s rains saying, “Did you need a boat to get here?”
First Published | 31 August 2016 11:44 AM