Downpour drenches Delhi, waterlogging triggers traffic snarls

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Downpour drenches Delhi, waterlogging triggers traffic snarls

Sunday, 22 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

nImpulsive rain on Saturday brought respite from humid weather for Delhiites but city remained 'stand still' due to long hours of traffic snarls at different locations.

Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) reported waterlogging at the outer side of the Old Delhi Railway Station towards Chatta rail— Chatta rail to Hanuman Setu, Gol Dak Khana towards Kashmiri Gate under the railway bridge.  

Updating weekly weather forecast, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its website marked September 22, 23 and 26 rainy day. "The minimum temperature will remain 26 degree Celsius and maximum temperature will fluctuate between 32 degree and 35 degree Celsius," Delhi wing of IMD updated.  

Delhi people took twitter and shared traffic choke points. Tis Hazari Court gate no-1 towards Boulevard Road (Both carriageway), Baraf Khana chowk towards Panchvati (Both carriageway) were the few locations where water logging reported. 

In West Delhi zone of the capital, traffic snarls witnessed towards National Highway - 8 on Dwarka Link Raod. Majnu Ka Tilla Footover Bridge towards Wazirabad flyover was another location where traffic issues reported. 

Meanwhile, besides rainfall, farmers's strike  also caused long hour traffic jam near Delhi - Ghaziabad border

"Traffic is obstructed in both carriageways from Ghazipur Border UP Gate on NH-9, NH-24 towards Nizamuddin due to the farmers' rally," the Delhi Traffic Police said.

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