Delhi News Highlights: Rains continued to lash Delhi for the third consecutive day on Saturday causing traffic snarls at some places in the morning, even as the minimum temperature settled a notch above the normal for the season. The city received 15 mm of rainfall from 8.30 AM on Friday to 8.30 AM Saturday, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Incessant rains had pounded the national capital on Thursday causing waterlogging across a wide swathe of the city, leading to crawling of traffic.
Meanwhile, a fire broke out in a shoe factory in the Narela Industrial area this morning, the Delhi Fire Service said. A call had been received around 8.34 a.m regarding the fire, which had broken out the MSC mall. Visuals from the site show thick smoke obscuring the front of the burning building, while DFS personnel extend hoses within. The DFS said that ten fire tenders had been rushed to the spot, with no injuries or deaths reported so far. According to DFS chief Atul Garg, ” The fire has been brought under control. The cramped conditions in the area make it hard to navigate, although it is not as bad as Old Delhi. The area also does not have much water supply.”
The District administration of the Gautam Buddh Nagar district declared Thursday that school for classes I to VIII will remain shut on Friday because of the heavy rainfall. In Gurgaon, meanwhile, all private education institutions have been advised to remain shut. While no advisory was issued, Gurgaon bore the brunt of water logging in the Delhi-NCR region. Several parts of the NH 48, especially the low lying areas were waterlogged.