Rains continued to lash the national capital for the seventh consecutive day, causing widespread waterlogging and serpentine traffic jams in many areas.

The rain gauges measured 9.3 mm of showers for a period of 24 hours ending 8:30 am.

The rains once again brought with it traffic snarls, waterlogging and vehicle breakdowns. Traffic jams were reported from Mathura Road, Ring Road, Munirka, Laxmi Nagar, Ashram, Mehrauli Road.

Traffic was also moving slowly on NH 8 which connects Delhi and Gurgaon and DND flyover which connects the capital with Noida.

Vehicular movement was also slow in areas like ITO, Vikas Marg, Connaught Place and AIIMS, South Extension, Nizamuddin, Laxmi Nagar, Saket, Safdurjung and Kalkaji.

Widespread waterlogging has also affected movement of traffic in several areas. The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.3 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, water level of Yamuna continued to flow above the danger level. Authorities evacuated more people in low-lying areas in East Delhi today.

The river had crossed the danger level of 204.83 metres on Friday evening following rains and since then it has been flowing above that mark.

Around 200 people were evacuated from the banks of Yamuna in the capital on Wednesday as the water level in the river touched 205.70 metres.

With this, a total of 1,500 people have been shifted to around 160 relief camps set up by the city government to provide shelter to people living along the banks of the river.

Mobile medical teams and water tanks have also been pressed into service to help the affected people. Over 50 boats, 68 divers and a unit of Disaster Management force have been deployed to meet any eventuality.

The camps were set up in areas such as Usmanpur, Badarpur Khadar and ISBT bridge, officials said.

The water level in Yamuna has also risen due to release of over four lakh cusecs of water by Haryana into the river in the last two days.

Met office said the city will continue to receive rains for the next 24 hours.

In view of the rising waters of the Yamuna, Railways have stopped train services on the old Yamuna bridge and are diverting all the trains bound for Old Delhi Railway Station and towards the eastern part of the country through other routes.

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