Rain in Delhi causes traffic chaos at rush hour, more expected on Saturday

Rain in Delhi causes traffic chaos at rush hour, more expected on Saturday
New Delhi Rains lashed the national capital today leading to massive waterlogging and long traffic jams during the peak rush hour.

The national capital witnessed 6.9 millimetres of rains between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. The maximum temperature dropped by two notches settling at 32 degrees Celsius, MeT department said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.3 degrees Celsius, which was normal for this time of the season.

MeT department has predicted a cloudy sky on Saturday with possibility of light rain or thundershowers in some areas.

Commuters in several parts of the city especially at Dhaula Kuan, ITO crossing - a major point connecting central and east Delhi, Ring Road, Mandi House, Laxmi Nagar and roads connecting Delhi to Noida and Gurgaon witnessed jams.

Adding to the commuters woes, traffic holdover was also caused due to breakdown of Delhi Transport Corporation bus and other vehicles at various places.

Vehicular movement was delayed at Andrews Ganj flyover after a DTC bus broke down, while a jam was witnessed between Prembari and Azadpur.

Flow of traffic was slow from Delhi Gate chowk towards Bahadur Shah Zafar road and Jawahar Lal Nehru road towards Bahadur Shah Zafar road in front of Ambedkar Stadium due to DMRC work.

Long queues of vehicles were seen at Laxmi Nagar, ITO, Kashmere Gate, Munirka, Dwarka and Dhaula Kuan in the evening rush hour as people were returning home from their offices.
Story First Published: July 12, 2013 20:20 IST

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