Heavy rains cause waterlogging, traffic jam in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Heavy rains on Wednesday morning caused waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams here, leading to people stuck on the roads.

Traffic helpline officials told IANS that they were flooded with calls of traffic jams and waterlogging across the national capital.

“Reports of heavy traffic congestion and vehicles being stuck on roads are coming from different parts of the city since morning. We have till now received more than 100 calls of traffic jams and waterlogging,” an official of the traffic helpline said.

The meteorological department said the city received 3.9 mm rain till 8.30 a.m.

The minimum temperature on Wednesday morning was recorded at 26 degree Celsius, one notch below the season’s average.

“The sky will be generally cloudy throughout the day,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 32 degree Celsius.



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