Delhi rains, waterlogging lead to traffic snarls across city

Delhi received its first spell of heavy rains this morning which inundated low-lying areas. Several stretches where construction work is going on also reported waterlogging.

(Representative photo: PTI)

Traffic movement in Delhi was affected on Sunday after heavy rains resulted in several parts of the city getting waterlogged.

The Delhi Traffic Police has been posting alerts on Twitter to inform commuters about which places to avoid due to fallen trees.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, places which saw trees falling down are:
1. Near Malcha Market
2. Near Cyber Crime office
3. Near Deepali Chowk
4. Shivaji Stadium towards Gol Market in front of Polic Clinic
5. Jalebi Chowk Jwalaheri Market
6. Aurobindo Marg at Dilip Singh cut
7. Aurobindo Chowk towards Safdarjung Road
8. Shanti Van towards Subhash Marg
9. Hansraj Gupta Marg
10. Hindu Rao roundabout towards Baraf Khana roundabout
11. Mathura Road near Supreme Court gate no.8

The Delhi Traffic Police also posted an traffic advisory on its Twitter page asking commuters not to go through waterlogged roads.

Delhi received its first spell of heavy rains this morning which inundated low-lying areas. Several stretches where construction work is going on also reported waterlogging.

Many residents shared on social media videos and pictures of rainwater gushing into their houses and vehicles wading through waterlogged roads.

Traffic slowed down from Azadpur to Mukarba Chowk due to waterlogging near GTK Depot, according to police.

Traffic snarls were also reported at Minto Road, Mathura Road, Outer Ring Road, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road and Ashram Chowk.

“Traffic is affected from Yashwant Place to Ashoka Road due to water logging,” the Delhi Traffic Police said in a series of alerts posted on Twitter.

“Traffic is affected on Ring Road under Dhaula Kuan Flyover, GGP PDR road (both carriageways) and near Mundka Metro station (both carriageways) due to water logging,” it said.

Movement of traffic has also been affected at W point, Ramcharan Aggarwal Chowk and from Ring Road towards Bhairon Road due to waterlogging, the police informed commuters.

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