Delhi rains Traffic woes flights cancelled

By: admin
Updated: 28 Aug 2012 10:02 PM


New Delhi: Heavy rains
since 4 am have left roads in the capital water-logged and have thrown
traffic out of gear on Wednesday morning.

Slow traffic movement
was reported at several places like Moolchand, Moti Bagh, AIIMS, Andrews
Ganj, Mahipalpur chowk, ITO, BRT, Wazirpur Industrial area and Ashok Vihar
due to water logging.


The situation was also bad on roads
connecting Delhi to its satellite towns of Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon.

The
city has been receiving heavy rains for the past few days.

The
city's drainage system needs to be overhauled to overcome the frequent
flooding following heavy rains.

According to reports, over 10 12
domestic flights have been cancelled so far.

The rains brought
the mercury down and Delhi recorded a maximum temperature two notches
below average at 31.8 degrees Celsius yesterday. The minimum temperature
early Tuesday morning was also a notch below average at 25.3 degrees
Celsius.

The seasonal average of rain in monsoon in Delhi this
year is 415.2 mm, 19 percent less than the average of 511.2 mm.

However,
in the month of August, Delhi has so far received 304.9 mm of rain, which
is 30 percent more than the average 235.1 mm for this period.





(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)




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