Water Logging in Delhi Due to Heavy Rains

Traffic was thrown out of gear once again in the national capital as heavy rain lashed the city on Monday morning (July 18) causing waterlogging in several areas. South Delhi was the worst hit with severe traffic congestion due to waterlogging at the stretch between IIT-Delhi and Munirka, Moti Bagh, Chirag Delhi, Saket, Modi Mill, Moolahchand, South Extension, Yusuf Sarai, AIIMS, Lodhi Road, Andrews Ganj, Greater Kailash, Nehru Place and Jasola. Civil agencies had traded charges and indulged in a blame game over desilting of drains when a similar situation was witnessed in the national capital on Saturday morning. Water stagnated mostly in the mouths of flyovers, underpasses and low-lying areas, giving commuters, especially office goers, a harrowing team in the peak morning hours. Long tailbacks were also witnessed in and around Pusa Road, Anand Parbat, Mundka, Janpath, Naraina, Mayapuri, Zakhira Flyover, Wazirabad, Badarpur border, Wazirabad, Okhla, Palam Flyover, Sectors 6 and 7 of Dwarka sub-city, Najafgarh and Peeragarhi. The Gurgaon-Dhaulakuan route also witnessed a choc-a-block situation as a tree fell on the road, blocking one carriageway, while heavy rain and a bus breakdown disrupted traffic on the other, a traffic official said.

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