On Tuesday morning when Delhi received an advanced monsoon downpour, parts of the national capital saw queues of nightmarish cars. In many places, traffic was almost at a standstill, with commuters stuck for long hours. Rainwater caused flooding in the streets to many knees with deep water down to the knees. The commuters were walking through streets filled with water as a result of poorly equipped drainage systems.
Ayanagar, Palam, Lodi Road and Ridge areas had rainfall of 1.3 cm, 2.4 cm, 1.9 cm and 1.0 cm respectively. The underpass near Prahladpur was also flooded due to heavy rains. The same thing happened at the AIIMS crossing and the Dhaula Kuan area.
Twitter users shared videos and images of many streets, including areas of the AIIMS crossing and the Qutub Minar subway station. They could see the bikes dragging and walking across the water up to their knees while the cars waited on the sides, creating queues of cars. Heavy rains are also expected to cover the rest of the city, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
The IMD had earlier predicted that storms would occur and with light and medium intensity rain in southwest Delhi, south Delhi and parts of the NCR and in adjacent areas such as Gurugram, Manesar and Rohtak.
Heavy rains also took its toll on Delhi residents who had been waiting for a break from the scorching heat for more than a month. The IMD reports that rainfall is expected to bring the city’s minimum temperature to 25 degrees Celsius and that the maximum temperature is around 33.0 degrees Celsius.
(With ANI tickets)