New Delhi, Sep 1: A day after the US Secretary of State John Kerry took a jibe at Delhi’s traffic after the roads inundated, it is found that a part of a road near the India Gate in central Delhi has caved in which is disrupting traffic, police said on Thursday.
“A part of road from India Gate to Ashoka Road caved in near 14 Windsor Place due to heavy rains on Wednesday evening,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Garima Bhatnagar said.
Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off.
“Our officer have barricaded the area and the civic agencies would soon fill the area which is five to six feet wide and about eight to nine feet in depth,” Bhatnagar said.Delhi received 63.5 mm rainfall on Wednesday.
Incessant rains continued to pound Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) for the second consecutive day on Thursday causing water logging and traffic jams in several areas.
Travellers faced many hurdles on the Thursday morning as traffic snarls were witnessed on roads leading to Gurgaon and Noida at several traffic intersections. Even many buses stucked at many points in National Capital.
But it is not the first time, after every monsoon season the situation shows a similar picture of roads with water logging and traffic jams in most of the areas. It shows the problem is not the rain but the drainage system which should be effective in the state.
It is a high time for Delhi government to take action after its situation portrayed on international stage.