Torrential rain batters Capital;more showers expected today


Incessant rain lashed the nationwide capital on Wednesday submerging low-lying areas in waist-deep water and bringing visitors on key roads to a grinding halt.

The town acquired 32 mm of rainfall until night, resulting in waterlogging in Kirari, Burari, Rohini, Mayur Vihar Section-2, Sarai Kale Khan to DND, Sashi Backyard to Kotla, Seemapuri to Dilshad Backyard underpass, MB Street at Maidan Garhi, MB Street at Anuvrat Marg, and Apsara Border amongst different areas.

Different components of Delhi had been fully inundated after only a few hours of rain. Footage and movies of automobiles caught on waterlogged roads and other people wading by way of waist-deep water had been rapidly shared on social media.

Bushes fell at seven totally different places and at eight locations components of buildings collapsed resulting from rain, the north municipal company mentioned.

Energy cuts had been reported in some components of town.

A number of automobiles had been additionally broken after a boundary wall of a college in Saket collapsed because of the rain, civic physique officers mentioned.

On the street, automobiles moved bumper to bumper through the morning rush hour, because the downpour led to heavy waterlogging on key street stretches. Delhi Visitors Police remained busy clearing visitors at ITO, Purana Qila, Vinod Nagar, Surajmal Marg, Sarai Kale Khan, Dhaula Kuan, Bhairon Street, close to Indraprastha Park, Sultanpur and Munirka metro stations, Civil Line police station, Mathura Street, Rani Jhansi street and different locations.

Until August 25

The India Meteorological Division has forecast cloudy skies and rain within the metropolis until August 25. Gentle to reasonable rainfall is anticipated on Thursday. “After Wednesday’s rainfall, the monsoon deficiency of Delhi has diminished and reached nearly regular. Earlier than at this time, there was deficiency of round 20%. The precise figures might be out on Thursday,” mentioned Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the regional forecasting centre, IMD.

“South Delhi and Gurugram acquired heavy rain on Wednesday. Ayanagar station [in south Delhi] recorded heavy rainfall, whereas, Safdarjung station [in central Delhi] recorded reasonable rainfall,” he added.

From 8.30 a.m. to five.30 p.m., Safdarjung station recorded 32 mm of rainfall. The station additionally recorded 8.2 mm of rainfall from 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday to the identical time on Wednesday.

Related chaotic scenes had been witnessed on August 13, when town witnessed the heaviest spell of rains this monsoon season, with the Ayanagar climate station recording 99.2 of rainfall in only a few hours.

(With PTI inputs)

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