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WATERLOGGING DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL, CAUSES TRAFFIC JAMS IN DELHI

ARRIVAL OF MONSOON IN NEW DELHI-

New Delhi has been experiencing heavy rainfall this time of the year now. The monsoon rainfall in Delhi has been continuing non-stop.  This has caused the rainwater to waterlogging in many areas of the capital city. The local people are facing a lot of trouble because of this.

HEAVY RAINFALL IN DELHI-

Not long ago were people allowed to come out as the government has issued many relaxations to the public. Because of the spread of the covid-19, people were not allowed outside, but now a time limit is given when shops, markets, offices, malls may open.

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  • Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory recorded rainfall of about 2.5 cm from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 13th July 2021.
  • Rainfall of 1.3 cm was recorded in areas of Ayanagar, Palam, Lodi Road, and the Ridge on the same day, i.e. 13th July 2021.

IMPACT OF HEAVY RAINFALL ON TRAFFIC-

But, the rainfall has become a great hindrance to such people. The waterlogging caused due to heavy rainfall has caused a lot of trouble to the traffic in New Delhi.

  • The waterlogged roads slowed down the motor vehicles by a great deal.
  • This caused the people a lot of time.
  • The motorists were facing a lot of trouble driving on the water-logged
  • The waterlogging could not be easily cleared because of the ill-equipped drainage systems.
  • The underpass in Delhi’s Prahladpur was severely waterlogged.
  • It could be seen that the water level reached up to the knee level of the bikers.
  • The AIIMS Flyover was also waterlogged very badly.
  • Motorists in Dhaula Kuan had to suffer because of the traffic jams caused due to heavy rainfall.
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