Delhi woke up to cooler temperatures on Monday with over three hours of rainfall in several parts of the capital. There was also intermittent rain in the afternoon. The maximum temperature hovered around 33 degrees, six degrees lower than on Sunday. The rain brought with it familiar tales of waterlogging and ensuing traffic jams in various places.
The Safdarjung observatory, considered the official reading for the city, received6 mm rainfall while areas under Palam, Ayanagar and Lodhi Road recorded 9.2 mm, 14.2 mm and 3.4 mm rainfall respectively, a Met official said.
- Heavy rain throws traffic out of gear in Chandigarh
- Waterlogging year after year, Minto Bridge problem proverbial: Delhi HC
- Waterlogging hits traffic across Delhi: Desilting claims down the drain on most rainy day yet
- Mumbai records season’s highest rainfall; claims 10 lives, disrupts traffic
- Monsoon approaches north: South Gujarat on alert after heavy rainfall
- Delhi: City records 59 mm rain, waterlogging in several areas brings traffic to a halt
North and East municipal corporations reported one complaint each of waterlogging — in Sector 11, Rohini (north) and Madhu Vihar (east).
The civic bodies claimed to have desilted all major drains of the city ahead of the monsoon. “We received complaints at our control room from these two areas. No complaint has been received from other areas,” an official said.
However, several colonies across the city complained of waterlogging. Geeta Colony, Krishna Nagar, Chandu Park Colony, Azad Nagar, Shastri Nagar and Rani Garden were some of the areas affected.
“The road from Pushpa Point to Geeta Colony via Rani Garden had considerable waterlogging. The root cause is the damaged road which hasn’t been repaired since five months,” Vijay Kochhar, president, Geeta Colony RWA, said.
(Harsh Singh is an intern)