Delhi and its surrounding areas witnessed heavy rain today, leading to waterlogging in several areas, and traffic jams across the city. A part of Ashoka Road in the heart of the city caved in after the heavy showers.
"Traffic is affected on Girdhari Lal Marg, Guru Ravidass Marg, Under Mayapuri Flyover, Under Prahlad Pur Flyover, from Dhaulakuan to Gurugram, Narayana to Loha Mandi, Metal Forging to Maya Puri, and Mahipal Pur due to water-logging," Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
A part of the Mahipalpur Bypass also caved in following heavy rainfall.
Delhi: Part of Mahipalpur Bypass caved in following heavy rainfall in the national capital region today. pic.twitter.com/Z79oLBRs0y— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2020
The rain started around 11.55 am in parts of Delhi and Ghaziabad.
India Meteorological Department had predicted heavy rain in the national capital and Haryana today.
"Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of entire Delhi, Hissar, Hansi, Bhiwani, Jind, Meham, Kaithal, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Bagpat, Meerut, Mahendergarh, Kosli, Farukhnagar, Shamli, Gurugram, Panipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Karnal, Kurukshetra during next 2 hrs," the IMD had tweeted.
The sudden rain sent social media into overdrive, with many people sharing videos and images on Twitter and Facebook.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. ????#Delhi#rain#delhirains#tress#greenry#weather#delhi#trending#monsoon#coronalockdown#stayhome#staysafe#newdelhi#cameramama#videooftheweek#feelinggood#relax#watercolor#DelhiRainspic.twitter.com/nlNutxsJ6k— Gaurav Chaudhary (@Designer_Banda) July 22, 2020
Earlier the city woke up to pleasant weather today, prompting people step out of their homes. Some of the locals including autorickshaw drivers were seen standing in a queue at a tea stall at Minto road sipping a cup of the hot beverage, new agency ANI had reported.