Rains continue to lash Delhi, throw traffic out of gear

The temperature on Friday morning registered at 24.6 degree Celsius, which was two notches below normal.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:July 18, 2014 1:00 pm
rain-L A man walks with an umbrella amid heavy shower in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Intermittent rains lashed the national capital since Friday morning, causing water-logging and traffic snarls in many areas.

According to a MeT official, about 56.7 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the national capital during the last 24 hours till 8.30 AM on Friday.

The temperature on Friday morning registered at 24.6 degree Celsius, which was two notches below normal.

The weatherman has predicted the maximum and minimum temperature to be around 32 and 26 degree Celsius respectively and rains and thunderstorms could occur in some areas.

Meanwhile, rains led to water logging in many parts causing traffic snarls on main arterial roads in the city.

Bumper to bumper traffic was witnessed in the morning rush hours at areas like ITO, Laxmi Nagar, Kapashera, Badarpur, Rajghat to Shantivan, Wazirpur flyover, in front of Netaji Subhash Place among others.

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    S.Gonesh
    Jul 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm
    After monsoon there are less water. With monsoon there is abundant.Well, this two extreem never has been an argument to solve thiswater management problem, though this is one of the biggest problemthe country is facing. Why? Water is the utmost important resourcethe country need and have. Waiting for the monsoon is not an option.It is the first duty not only of the government, but also of individualsto find a lasting solutions for this problem, because without water theentire Nation will go down. Result will be drought, hunger and poverty.The w economy will collapse without this source of power.
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