Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR, traffic snarls at many places

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday, leading to massive traffic snarls at various places.

While some parts of the capital city received heavy rainfall, others only witnessed a drizzle. In few areas trees were uprooted which led to traffic.

In South Delhi, there was bumper to bumper traffic from Maharani Bagh towards Ashram after a tree was uprooted.

Traffic was affected from Dhaula Kuan to AIIMS due to breakdown of a vehicle. There was also a jam in Model Town due to waterlogging. Near the Indraprastha flyover, vehicles' movement was affected because of an overflowing sewer.

Waterlogging made it difficult for people to step out of their homes in Dwarka and Gurugram.

Forecaster Skymet Weather's Vice President Mahesh Palawat told IANS on Tuesday that the monsoon turf has moved to North India and the weather will continue to remain the same till Wednesday,following which it will move to South India.

"The rains will be back in the national capital from August 12 onwards," he added.

Meanwhile, commuters and office goers were swift enough to take to social media and report about traffic jams.

"Rain in Delhi and the consequences of a terrible traffic jam on Delhi-Meerut highway (NH-24)," a Twitter user said, along with an image of a jam for around 100 metres.

The Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) were also constantly posting updates on their Twitter handle.

--IANS

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