The national capital witnessed a sudden change in the weather on Saturday afternoon as rains coupled with gusty winds lashed parts of the city bringing relief to the residents from sultry weather. Several parts of the national capital, including east Delhi, Shahdara, northeast Delhi, and south, witnessed heavy rains after a cloudy weather. The rainfall was a significant respite for the city's residents as they have been experiencing scorching heat over the past few days.
Around 11 vehicles were damaged in east Delhi's Dilshad Garden area in the rain when a school's wall collapsed on them. The wall, located at Mukherjee School, which borders SG Pocket in Dilshad Garden, also brought down some trees and part of the school's railing. The other incidents of trees falling were reported in northwest Delhi's West Shalimar Bagh, Block BF in Shalimar Bagh, and Gujranwala Town in north Delhi's Model Town area. The heavy downpour has led to traffic jams and waterlogging in several parts of the capital city. The Safdarjung observatory, the city's main weather station, recorded 15.2 mm rainfall, the Delhi University observatory logged 24.5 mm and the Ridge observatory 25 mm, the MeT said.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Rohit Meena, the backside wall of Mukherjee School which touches SG Pocket of Dilshad Garden alsotook down with it a few trees and the railing of school. The DCP said several vehicles parked by residents of the SG Pocket, along the wall were damaged. A total of 11 vehicles have minor or major damages. “No person was injured, he added.
The other incidents of trees falling were reported in northwest Delhi's West Shalimar Bagh, Block BF in Shalimar Bagh, and Gujranwala Town in north Delhi's Model Town area. No injury was, however, reported in any of these incidents, said fire officials.
According to MCD, waterlogging was reported near Tata Power Limited office on Kanjhawala road in northwest Delhi. Rains coupled with gusty winds lashed parts of Delhi on Saturday giving relief to the residents of the national capital from sultry weather, officials said.
Delhi on Saturday recorded a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Several parts of the city, including east Delhi, Shahdara, northeast Delhi and south, witnessed rain during the day.
The traffic was also reportedly affected in several parts of the national capital, including along the Delhi-Gurgaon border. “Traffic is affected on Outer Ring Road in the carriageway from Bhairon Mandir towards Savitri flyover due to uprooted of a tree near Paras flyover. Kindly avoid the stretch," the Delhi Traffic Police wrote on X.
“Traffic is affected on Mathura Road in the carriageway from Ashram towards Badarpur due to waterlogging near Aali village. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly,” they said in another post. Commuters took to social media, complaining about the traffic after the rain.
One of the users wrote that the traffic was bad at Ajmeri Gate while another talked about the traffic jam at Ber Sarai-JNU junction.
The rain led to massive traffic congestions from Modi Mill to Chirag Delhi Flyover, Anad Vihar-Dilshad Garden stretch, Bharat Nagar, from Kirby Place to Nangal Raya flyover, Bawana Road, near professor Joginder Singh Marg T-point, Janakpuri to Andhra School, Kakaji Mandir road and in front of Nand Nagri depot, said others.