With rain continuing to lash the Capital for yet another day on Friday, Delhiites were greeted to similar sights of water-logging and traffic congestion on the city roads.
The Meteorological Department recorded a total of 69.7 mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours ending at 8-30 a.m. and thereafter an additional rainfall of 9.9 mm was recorded till 5-30 p.m. Commuters had to brave long traffic jams owing to water-logged roads and vehicles breaking down after being inundated with water.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi received a total of 46 complaints of water-logging at its central control room between 3 p.m. on Thursday to 3 p.m. on Friday. In addition, eight complaints of fallen trees and three complaints of fallen building parts were also received by the civic agency.
Areas affected by water-logging included Mathura Road, Moolchand flyover, Sarai Julena, Okhla Phase-I, Iskon Temple Road, Sriniwaspuri, Opposite LNJP hospital, Turkman Gate Chowk, Kirpal Bagh, Barfkhana Chowk, Kalyan Vihar, Rana Pratap Bagh, Pusa Road, Singhu Border, Paschim Vihar, main road of Saket Complex and Vasant Kunj, Zakhira to Moti Nagar, Hauz Khas Market, Sector-1 R.K.Puram, Safdarjung Hospital, Laxmi Nagar Metro Station, below Ghazipur flyover, Seelampur Wazirpur underpass, Pitampura, Sharda Niketan and DTC bus depot Sec-15 Rohini.
According to the Delhi Traffic Police, several traffic disruptions were reported from across the Capital owing to water-logging. Traffic jams were reported from Apollo Hospital to Kalindi Kunj, Bagga Link to Pusa Chamri, MB Road near SDM office, Wazirpur underpass to Ashok Vihar T-point, Moti Nagar roundabout to Zakhira, Anand Parbat to Rampura, Sarai Julena red light, Ashram to Badarpur, Indraprastha flyover, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg towards Moolchand flyover. In addition slow traffic movement was reported from certain stretches owing to breaking down of buses and other vehicles. These road stretches included Patel Chowk roundabout, Dwarka to Delhi Cantt, Wazirabad bridge towards Khajuri Khas and Punjabi Bagh towards Peera Garhi.