Delhiites awoke to a city submerged in water as the season’s first heavy rain spell hit the capital. Visuals captured from various locations depicted widespread waterlogging, with commuters braving waist-deep water to navigate through the streets.
Overnight and continuous rainfall on Friday and Saturday soaked Delhi-NCR, bringing relief from the scorching heat but causing significant inconvenience to commuters. Numerous areas experienced severe waterlogging and resulting in long traffic jams. Photos and videos shared on social media showcased the aftermath of incessant rain, with shops and houses inundated in some places. Connaught Place, a popular hub in the city, was not spared from the deluge, with roads and shops flooded by the downpour. The Public Works Department (PWD) reported receiving 15 complaints of waterlogging since morning.
“In addition to these, we have also received complaints regarding waterlogging on stretches under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and other agencies. We have forwarded those complaints, and the situation is under control so far,” stated a PWD official. The road surrounding Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College in Delhi University’s north campus also experienced waterlogging, causing inconvenience to commuters.
The weather department has forecasted a generally cloudy sky with heavy rain expected throughout the day. A ‘yellow alert’ has been issued for Sunday, indicating the possibility of more showers. “This marks the season’s first heavy spell of rain, and an ‘orange’ alert is in place for more showers on Saturday. A ‘yellow alert’ is in place for Sunday,” stated the India Meteorological Department.
According to the Meteorological Department, light to moderate intensity rain is expected to persist in many areas of Delhi and NCR, as well as in cities such as Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Assandh, Safidon, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Meham, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Kosali, Sohana, and Rewari in Haryana.
The early-morning downpour caused significant inconvenience for commuters, who faced hardships reaching their destinations amidst the challenging weather conditions.
As Delhi battles the effects of heavy rainfall and waterlogging, authorities are working diligently to mitigate the situation and ensure the safety and convenience of residents. The public is advised to exercise caution and stay updated on weather advisories as the rainy season progresses.
Sources By Agencies