Heavy downpour in Delhi, traffic hit (Lead)

August 25th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Delhi Saturday morning spelling chaos on city roads. The hour-long downpour in some parts of the city brought traffic to a halt and flooded roads.

While the weather office was yet to compile the statistics for the rainfall recorded, the traffic department said vehicular movement was severely hit in south and central Delhi.

“Traffic movement was slow from Defence Colony metro station to Lajpat Nagar metro station in south Delhi, on Ring Road and Andrews Ganj chowk,” said an official from Traffic helpline.

Traffic snarls were also reported in north Delhi’s Azad Market, Mori Gate and Mall Road.

The minimum temperature Saturday settled a notch below the average at 25.5 degrees Celsius, while the humidity stood at 92 percent at 8.30 a.m.

The met office said the day would remain cloudy.

The capital has recorded 13.7 mm of rainfall since Friday.

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