As heavy rain lashed Delhi on Thursday, waterlogging was reported from several areas which led to traffic jams across the city. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rain in the city and its adjoining areas today.
The national capital’s roads and lanes still bear the signs of Thursday’s rain, with Delhi reporting 16 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Strong winds followed by a thunderstorm hit the city for the second consecutive day on Thursday.
An official from IMD told Patriot that the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, recorded 5.8 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm on Thursday, while the Palam Observatory recorded 1.1 mm of precipitation. The observatories at Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar received 7.6 mm, 4.5 mm, and trace rainfall, respectively.
The weather in the national capital has remained gloomy with the minimum temperature settling a notch below normal at 16.8 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 27 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.
The IMD has issued an “orange alert” for Delhi-NCR region on Friday, cautioning residents of the severe weather conditions.
In the midst of the inclement weather, a portion of a road caved in near Hauz Rani Red Light on Press Enclave Road in South Delhi on Friday, the traffic police said. Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to warn commuters of the road collapse, saying that “traffic may remain affected from Saket Court towards PTS, Malviya Nagar. Kindly avoid the stretch.”
Road has caved-in near Hauz Rani Red Light on Press Enclave Road due to which traffic may remain affected from Saket Court towards PTS, Malviya Nagar. Kindly avoid the stretch. pic.twitter.com/OpomqRcw29
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) March 31, 2023
“Waterlogging has been reported in several areas of West and South Delhi, and fallen trees have been reported in Civil Lines, Rohini, and other parts of the National Capital Region,” according to authorities.
In addition, two teenagers were injured when a nine-inch wall collapsed on them while they were seeking shelter at a construction site in Sector 44 of Noida around 7 pm on Thursday, a police official stated.
With more than 7 years of experience in Journalism, Tahir Bhat is Chief Sub-Editor at Patriot. Tahir has reported on Human Rights, Economy, Polity, Society, Culture.