This Article is From Aug 30, 2016

Delhi Crawled After Heavy Rain. VVIP John Kerry Got Stuck Too

Major traffic jams and waterlogging were reported from across Delhi and Gurugram. (PTI)


  • Traffic jams, waterlogging in many parts of Delhi, Gurugram after rain
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry stuck in traffic jam: ANI
  • Heavy rain forecast again for Tuesday
New Delhi/Gurugram: For Delhi, it was same-old, same-old. The rain that came pouring down was followed near instantaneously by flooded roads and a choked rush hour.  

US Secretary of State John Kerry was delayed in the traffic crawl along with his convoy after he landed. 

Journalist Nicolas Wadhams, who is accompanying Mr Kerry on his tour to New Delhi, tweeted: "John Kerry stuck in traffic like everyone else on wet New Delhi night."

Another journalist Steve Herman tweeted that the Delhi Police had to be called in after Mr Kerry was stuck for over an hour in traffic.

Mega traffic jams were reported across the city at intersections like Kashmere Gate, Dwarka, Dhaula Kuan, and the Moolchand flyover.

Vehicles make their way through floodwaters on a street after heavy rainfall in New Delhi. (PTI)

"There were over 50 waterlogging points that hampered traffic movement," said Sandeep Goel, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Delhi.

Gurugram, the business hub near Delhi, which grappled with 12-hour-long jams last month after persistent showers, was also left grid-locked.

Vehicle move through a water logged street at Hero Honda Chowk on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. (PTI)

Heavy rain has been forecast again for Tuesday.