Amit Shah dials Delhi LG as heavy rains continue to lash parts of national capital.
9 July, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastava
The IMD reports that a western disturbance and monsoonal winds are interacting to provide a significant downpour throughout northwest India, including Delhi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah talked with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Sunday to get an update on the nonstop rain in the nation’s capital.
As moderate to severe rain drenched numerous regions of the national capital and its surrounding areas, Amit Shah talked to Delhi LG. Following flooding in various areas of the city, the rain reduced traffic flow.
Social media platforms were inundated with images and videos of commuters wading through knee-deep water, prompting questions about the effectiveness of the city’s drainage system.
Given the circumstances, Delhi Traffic Police continued to inform residents of Delhi about how traffic was disrupted in some regions of the city via its Twitter account by posting images of the flooded areas.
Traffic was affected in the carriageway from Kalindi Kunj towards Okhla
The Delhi Traffic Police recently issued a notification via a tweet, stating that, “Traffic is affected in the carriageway from Kalindi Kunj towards Okhla and vice-versa due to waterlogging and breakdown of vehicles at Okhla underpass. Commuters are advised to avoid these stretches”.
“Traffic is affected on Bhairon Marg in the carriageway from Ring road towards Mathura road and vice-versa due to waterlogging under Railway bridge Bhairon Marg. Traffic is diverted towards Pragati Maidan tunnel,” Delhi Police further tweeted.
“Movement of traffic is restricted on old Delhi Gurugram road in the carriageway from Kapashera towards Dwarka due to maintenance work at T-point Samalkha. Kindly avoid the stretch,” read another tweet. Power outages and poor internet connectivity were also brought on by strong gusts and precipitation in a number of locations.
India Meteorological Department issues alert of light to moderate intensity rain in Delhi
On Sunday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted further information, “Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi.”
Narela, Alipur, Rohini, Badili, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar, Punjabi Bagh, Kashmiri Gate, Seelampur, Rajauri Garden, Red Fort, Rajeev Chauk, ITO, and Jafarpur are among the locations where rain was expected. The amount of rain that fell in Delhi in a single day in July since 1982 was 153 mm in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Sunday, according to the IMD.
The IMD reports that a western disturbance and monsoonal winds are interacting to provide a significant downpour throughout northwest India, including Delhi, which saw the first “very heavy” rainfall of the season.