Heavy rains pounded several parts of Delhi on Friday as the national capital heaved a sigh of relief from the scorching heat and humidity. Dark clouds covered the sky as many vehicles were prompted to switch on their headlights. Gradually, the showers led the traffic to crawl and a subsequent a standstill, due to waterlogging and traffic jams.
According to the MeT department, rains affected many parts of Delhi today even as the mercury was also down due to heavy showers. The weatherman has predicted more rains in various parts of the national capital. The Delhi Secretariat also witnessed waterlogging as a result of the heavy rains which poured down in the city.
Delhi rains HIGHLIGHTS: The national capital was lashed by rains today as the much-needed downpour provided relief to Delhiites from humidity and scorching heat.
Delhi received 52.4 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm
According to the Safdarjung observatory, Delhi received 52.4 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Heavy rainfall was also recorded in many parts of Punjab and Haryana, ending a week-long dry spell. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)
Rains came after heavy overcast conditions plunged Delhi into near darkness
During heavy rainfall in New Delhi on Friday. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)
The rains came after heavy overcast conditions plunged Delhi into near darkness in the afternoon, prompting the vehicles to ply with their headlights on. Trees were also uprooted in some areas, reports PTI.
Delhi Traffic Police keeping commuters updated about traffic jams and waterlogging on Twitter
"Traffic is heavy near Ramlila Ground due to heavy rain. Waterlogging was reported on the road between Sultanpur and Ghitorni road and under IP flyover. Waterlogging was also reported under Minto bridge, Raja Puri Red Light, Sec-1 Dwarka near Agrasen Hospital, Lawrence Road Industrial area, IGNOU crossing, etc," a senior police officer was quoted as saying by PTI.
Heavy waterlogging at various places in Delhi as commuters have harrwoing time
There was heavy waterlogging under Tilak Bridge, Modi Mill Flyover, Dhaula Kuan flyover and near Welcome Metro station. Commuters faced problems at Zakhira Flyover Kamal T-Point, Anand Parbat, Y-Point Old Railway bridge Kishan Ganj, Azad Market and near Old Iron Bridge Dharmpura, reports PTI.
Metro services affected on Magenta Line due to Over Head Electrification problem
Services were affected on the Magenta line of Delhi Metro due to Over Head Electrification problem on the line between RK Puram and IGI T1 Airport metro stations around 16.10 hours, reports ANI.
Traffic Alert: Waterlogging reported from Rajghat to ITO road
Traffic moved at a snail's pace as waterlogging was reported from Rajghat to ITO road. (Express Photo by Premnath Pandey/Representational)
Heavy rains wrecked havoc in the city as commuters faced hard time navigating through waterlogged roads and faced traffic congestion.
Fresh visuals show a bus submerged at Minto Bridge in Delhi
Traffic from Karol Bagh to Patel Nagar diverted
Traffic from Karol Bagh to Patel Nagar has been diverted to Dev Prakash Shastri Marg towards Inderpuri, according to Delhi Traffic Police. Heavy rains have led to a traffic jam in many parts of the national capital.