Heavy rains leave the streets of Delhi/NCR heavily waterlogged, especially in Gurugram. Traffic cops take to social media for constant alerts requesting people to stay indoors. By Tanvi Jain
Delhi: Streets waterlogged at Baraf Khana, as the city continues to receive rainfall pic.twitter.com/Mz2mrJ2ag0
— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020
Heavy downpour for the past two days has left the roads of Delhi/NCR, especially Noida and Gurugram, all waterlogged, thereby, disrupting normal life. While areas such as Mayur Vihar Phase 3, Baraf Khana, Ferozeshah Road, Gautam Buddh Nagar, and even the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, reported heavy waterlogging today, earlier on Tuesday, many vehicles were left damaged in Delhi’s Saket area after a side wall collapsed in its J Block.
Considering the severity of the situation, the Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to constantly update the residents about the condition of the roads and traffic in the affected areas.
— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020
“Traffic is heavy on Rohtak Road from Punjabi Bagh to Mundka due to waterlogging and ongoing work by PWD at Rajdhani Park, Nangloi and Mundka. Kindly take an alternate route. MB Road traffic movement closed from Mathura Road, due to waterlogging under Pul Pehlad Pur. Traffic movement has been closed on Rajpur Road from both sides due to a tree fallen near P.S. Civil Line. Kindly take an alternate route,” some of its latest twitter updates mentioned.
Meanwhile, in Gurugram, the police had to get a four-storey building in Sector 46 evacuated after it bent on one side, following heavy rains. In fact, a portion of the road also caved in near the city’s IFFCO Chowk area, and heavy waterlogging was confirmed by the Gurugram Traffic Police yesterday at Unitech Cyber Park.
Delhi: A number of vehicles damaged in Saket area's J Block, after a side wall collapsed following incessant downpour. pic.twitter.com/gLs4heqcHn
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2020
“Traffic Alert: Traffic congestion has been reported on NH-48 at Bilaspur chowk towards Delhi due to waterlogging. Our traffic officials are on the spot to facilitate the traffic flow. Commuters are requested to plan their travel accordingly. Waterlogging has been reported at Modern Bazar near Mayfield. Our traffic officials are on the spot to facilitate the traffic flow. Commuters are requested to plan their travel accordingly,” the traffic police last mentioned on its official twitter handle, requesting people to leave the house only when absolutely necessary.
Furthermore, airlines — IndiGo and SpiceJet also issued travel advisories, asking passengers to keep a tab on their flight schedule. “#6ETravelAdviosry: #DelhiRains have waterlogged several parts of the city and heavy traffic/roadblock is expected en route to #Delhi Airport. Do keep a tab on live traffic and leave a little early for the airport,” said IndiGo.
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) August 20, 2020
“#WeatherUpdate: Due to bad weather in Delhi (DEL), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via , bit.ly/2tG9xBxadded SpiceJet.
According to the Indian MeT Department’s latest weather forecast, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Bharatpur, Deeg, Barsana, Aligarh, Jattari, Khurja, Greater Noida, Noida, Sambhal, Gulaoti, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Modinagar, Meerut, Siyana, Hodal, Sohna, Palwal, Nuh, Faridabad, Bhallabhgarh, Chandpur, Hastinapur, Khatoli, Gurugram, Jhangirabad, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Roorkee, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal & isolated places of Entire Delhi during next two hours.”