Heavy rains throw traffic out of gear in Delhi

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New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) People in the national capital had a harrowing time on Monday morning after heavy rains caused water-logging at several places and threw traffic out of gear.

Traffic was crawling in most parts of the sprawling city due to water-logging and inundation. Long lines of vehicles were moving at snail’s pace at several road crossings, according to the traffic police,

A senior traffic police officer told IANS that water-logging caused severe traffic snarls near Moti Bagh, Chirag Delhi, Dhaula Kuan, Lodhi Road to Defence Colony flyover, Mayapuri, from Mayapuri to Naraina, Raja Garden Chowk, Moti Nagar­-Karampura crossing, and Bahadurgarh.

“I started from my home in Kalkaji around 9 a.m. and reached my office in Gurgaon’s Udyog Vihar around 11.25 a.m., taking more than two hours due to massive jams near C.R. Park and Munirka due to water-logging. It usually takes just an hour to reach my office,” Sweta Kumari, an IT professional, told IANS.

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Delhi received 26 mm rain in the past 24 hours till 8.30 a.m., an official of the weather department said.

–IANS

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