Monsoon arrived in the national capital on late Sunday night and incidents of water logging were reported across the city on Monday.
Last month, traffic police had identified roads and crossings prone to water-logging across the city during monsoon, and sent the list to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Over 167 spots prone to water-logging in Delhi and its been identified by the traffic police but only two apparently falls under the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations in the capital.
The police struggled with traffic congestion in south Delhi’s Ashram Chowk and three other areas Monday morning, as several vehicles broke down on these stretches after Sunday night’s downpour.
Every year, as part of preparations for monsoon in the capital, traffic police help identify spots prone to water-logging.
Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) Garima Bhatnagar said, “We sent the list to all the MCDs, the NDMC and the PWD because the list includes roads under each of these agencies. Our policemen keep a track of water-logged areas and report to us. We keep updating the list of affected areas and inform the agency concerned. We also put up information on social media to alert commuters.”
Meanwhile, with the onset of monsoon in the capital, the civic bodies have intensified efforts to combat vector-borne diseases.