Rain, protests, heavy security lead to traffic snarls

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Rain, protests, heavy security lead to traffic snarls

Saturday, 06 August 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Heavy rain lashed parts of the national Capital on Friday, bringing much-needed respite to Delhiites from the humid temperature. The maximum temperature in the city settled at 30.4 degrees Celsius, four notches less than the normal, for this time of the year.

Apart from the heavy rainfall resulting in waterlogging, Congress protests in the city and elaborate security arrangements by the Delhi Police and traffic cops led to massive traffic jams in the national Capital. Police barricades and checking by Delhi Police further aggravated the situation at bordering areas for vehicles coming from Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram.

The Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to inform commuters and suggested that they plan their journey accordingly.

Meanwhile, the weather office said the city received 0.8 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 A.M.

The other station of Delhi including Palam, Lodi Road, Ridge, Aya Nagar, Pusa, Sports Complex, Najafgarh, and Pitampura recorded rainfall of 033.6 mm, 000.3 mm, 016.6 mm, 027.8 mm, 003.5 mm, 003.5, 010.5 mm, and 012.5 mm respectively. The minimum temperature settled at one notch above the normal at 26.5 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.

The relative humidity at 8.30 A.M. on Friday was 92 per cent and 86 per cent at 5:30 P.M, the weather office said.

Light to moderate rainfall was reported in Saket, Malviya Nagar, Burari, GTB Nagar, East of Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Hills and central Delhi.Downpours in parts of Delhi led to waterlogging in some areas, causing inconvenience to the residents.

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