Heavy rains lashed the national capital for the second consecutive day on Thursday causing inconvenience to commuters as several roads were waterlogged resulting in traffic snarls.
The showers started around 10 am and the heavy downpour resulted in water logging in many areas like Majnu ka Tilla, Laxmi Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Patparganj, Priyadarsini Vihar, Kashmere Gate, IP College, Paschim Vihar, ITO and Vikas Marg.
Mayapuri, Mori Gate, Shastri Nagar, Julena Village, Rani Jhashi Road near of Filmistan, and Old Yamuna Bridge were also affected by waterlogging, a senior police official said.
The MCD Control Room received eight complaints of water logging and six cases of fallen trees. Two cases of building collapse were also reported from Mongolpuri and Jafrabad during the day. Two persons suffered injuries in the Mongolpuri incident.
The waterlogged streets led to the slowing down of traffic in several areas of the capital. “Traffic problems were reported from ITO, Ashoka Road, Old Yamuna Bridge and several other areas,” the official said.
“The main market in Laxmi Nagar was waterlogged like anything. To reach Vikas Marg, it was like hell. The whole road was in knee-deep water,” said Mr. Sundar, a marketing executive headed to Connaught Place.
The rain guages measured 7.2 mm of showers.