The business department of Delhi Police took to Twitter to give updates on several massive traffic jams in Delhi where the movement was affected due to waterlogging or breakdown of vehicles.
As numerous as seven breakouts were diverted while at least 40 others were delayed at the Delhi field after heavy rain bombarded the public capital and its touching areas, including Noida and Gurugram, on Wednesday.
The rain caused wide waterlogging in numerous corridors of Delhi, egging the megacity’s business department to issue cautions indeed as it brought much- demanded respite from the scorching heat. It resulted in traffic jams in Delhi.
Taking to Twitter, the Delhi business department gave updates on different corners of the public capital where low-lying and domestic areas were submerged. Some of the areas, including the stretch between Dwarka Mor and Uttam Nagar near the Dwarka Mor metro station, Aurobindo stretch from INA to AIIMS, Moolchand rotary on Ring Road, MB road near Vayusenabad, and Aurobindo marg from IIT Delhi to Adhchini, reported business tailbacks due to breakdown of vehicles.
Traffic on roads connecting Delhi to Gurugram in Haryana was also affected due to waterlogging. Police twittered about dislocations on NH8 from Dhaula Kuan to and from Gurugram due to waterlogging. “ Kindly avoid the stretch, ” the alert from the department read. Visuals showed massive business logjams at Delhi- Gurugram border after the rains.
Traffic jam at Gurugram- Delhi Border after heavy rain in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. ( print by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Meanwhile, a Vistara flight en route to Delhi from Mumbai was diverted to Jaipur following a heavy downfall in the public capital. “ Flight UK952 Mumbai to Delhi( BOM- DEL) has been diverted to Jaipur( JAI) due to heavy rain in Delhi.
Please stay tuned for further updates, ” the airline tweeted.SpiceJet also asked people to “ keep a check on their flight status ” as all departures or events and their consequential breakouts may get affected due to heavy downfall in Delhi.
Earlier in the day, a GoFirst flight bound for Delhi from Guwahati was diverted to Jaipur after its windshield cracked skyline. A Delhi field functionary later told HT that the aircraft wanted to land back in the capital, but due to heavy rains and bad rainfall, it had to be diverted to Jaipur” to be suitable to land safely’.
The India Meteorological Department( IMD) has issued an advisory for the public in view of the heavy showers.
Vaccinating against waterlogging and other rain-related incidents, the Met department asked commuters to “ check for business traffic on the routes’ ‘ before venturing out and also to follow business advisories issued for the same.
Delhi on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of37.7 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, and a minimum of28.2 degrees Celsius, at Safdarjung- its base rainfall station. Following the rain, the temperature of the capital has dropped to 26.2 degrees Celsius, according to data participated by the IMD.
The rainfall department has predicted an insulated heavy downfall for the remaining hours of Wednesday. The same rainfall alert has been issued in Delhi’s neighboring regions of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh- both for the remainder of Wednesday and Thursday( July 21), according to the MIND’s rearmost bulletin.
The India Meteorological Department( IMD) has prognosticated” enhanced downfall exertion” over northwest India for two-three days. The thunderstorm had covered the entire country on July 2, six days ahead of schedule. still, rains in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal have remained restrained.
Meteorologists attribute the rain deficiency in north and northwest India to the conformation of back- to- back low- pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal in July which kept the thunderstorm through over central India for a surprisingly long period.
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary rainfall station, has recorded 189.6 mm of downfall against a normal of 201 mm since the launch of the thunderstorm season on June 1.