- Many key roads flooded, slow-moving traffic in affected roads
- Modi Mill area, Bhairon Marg, Lajpat Nagar market among affected areas
- Met department predicts light rain in Delhi on Saturday
Rain in several parts of Delhi early this morning has cooled down the humid city, bringing some relief for the residents of the national capital. Flooding on busy roads, however, remains a concern for motorists and pedestrians.
The Delhi traffic police tweeted alerts about flooding on some roads in the city, and asked people to avoid taking those routes. Power supply was also affected in some areas because of the downpour.
Slow-moving traffic was reported from key roads in central Delhi. "Traffic movement is closed on Bhairon Road(both carriageways) due to water logging," Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
Traffic Alert— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) September 1, 2018
Water logging at Iron Bridge Loni Road, Khajuri Chowk Wazirabad Road, Bhajan Pura Main Market Wazirabad Road, R/A Loni, Apsara Border, Yamuna Marg, IP College MGM Road Ring Road, Under IP Flyover Vikas Marg, Chatta Rail Lothian Road,
#DelhiRains is one of the top trends on Twitter this morning. People shared pictures and videos of the rain, taken from their homes and from their cars.
The market area in the shopping hub of Lajpat Nagar, Modi Mill underpass, RTR Marg towards the airport, GT Karnal Road, IP Marg are some of the affected spots.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 23.5 degrees, three notches below the season's average. The Met forecast more spells of rains and thundershowers to occur during the day. "The sky will be generally cloudy with light to moderate rains," a Met department official said. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 32 degrees Celsius.
(With inputs from IANS)