More rains likely in Delhi (Lead)

August 16th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) More rains are likely in Delhi, which recorded 16.1 mm of rainfall Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD. The resultant waterlogging led to traffic snarls at places.

“Light rains are likely towards night,” an IMD official said. “Wednesday is expected to be a cloudy day.”

The maximum temperature recorded Tuesday was 28.1 degrees Celsius, five degrees below the average for the season. The minimum was 25.1 degrees Celsius, a degree below average.

Civic agencies received 66 complaints of waterlogging from various parts of the national capital.

“Major intersections such as South Extension, Mathura Road, Anand Parbat, ITO, Nehru Place and Badarpur in south Delhi, Azadpur, and Ring Road witnessed traffic jams,” a traffic department official said.

Several underpasses were flooded and commuting fell into delays.

“Every year the condition is the same,” marketing professional Geetanjali Dua said. “A few hours of rain, and the city comes to a standstill, simply because nobody cares about waterlogging problems. It took me over an hour to reach Nehru Place from Netaji Nagar.”

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