New Delhi, July 27 : Incessant rains overnight that lashed across Delhi and neighbouring areas of Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad, affected the morning traffic on Friday as the city continued to experience persistent moderate and scattered showers.
The met department has predicted continuous rain in Delhi-NCR region on Friday and this could last well into the weekend, making the weather extremely pleasant for locals.
Traffic jams were reported from several areas.
- Yamuna water level at 0700hrs was at 203.83m – just 17 cm below warning level of 204m.Overnight rains have added to the woes of commuters in Delhi.
- Traffic on the Badarpur-Ashram route, road above Loni, Apsara Border, Vivek Vihar ITI Underpass, Kasturba Nagar Underpass and Seemapuri underpass were all congested.
- East Delhi and Noida to get heavy rains in next two hours, predicts Met department.
- Traffic towards Delhi from Noida via DND once again crawls:
- 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.
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.
People going towards Noida from Jasola faced heavy traffic as the road has caved in. The Delhi Noida Direct flyway also experienced huge congestion.
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.