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Delhi weather update: Traffic jam due to waterlogging in Delhi, IMD issues rain alert for next two days

Delhi weather update: Traffic jam due to waterlogging in Delhi, IMD issues rain alert for next two days

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The India Meteorologists have predicted more rain for the next two days in Delhi. Due to rain in Delhi for the third consecutive day on Saturday, waterlogging occurred at many places. Traffic was affected in many parts of the city and vehicles were seen plying on several important roads. Delhi’s main meteorological station Safdarjung Observatory recorded 6 mm of rain after 8.30 am on Saturday.

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The mercury dropped in the national capital due to incessant rains and the maximum temperature was recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal. The minimum temperature was 22.6 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal. were recorded. The Meteorological Department had also issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Saturday, under which it was warned about light rain in most areas and heavy rain in some places in Delhi. Delhi Traffic Police has advised commuters to plan their journey keeping in view the jam situation.

The IMD tweeted, “Light to moderate rain will occur in Delhi and adjoining areas as per the report of Indian Metrological Department. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly.” Delhi Traffic Police Another tweet said, “Due to the pothole, there is heavy traffic on Road No.51 from Majlis Park towards Azadpur. Please avoid this route.” He said, “There is heavy traffic on Rohtak road from Mundka towards Nangloi due to waterlogging below Rajdhani Park metro station. Please avoid traveling on this route.”

He told that there is heavy traffic on Nangloi Najafgarh Road due to pothole near Banki Bihari Sweets from Najafgarh towards Nangloi. According to the traffic helpline, they received 16 complaints related to traffic jams, three complaints of waterlogging and five trees felling. Traffic Police said that due to waterlogging and potholes on Phirni Road, traffic is affected at Dhansa and Bahadurgarh stand in Najafgarh.

Some commuters have also written on social media that there is a traffic jam in Azadpur in North-West Delhi. A social media user said that there is traffic jam in Najafgarh area too. Traffic is also affected in Timarpur in North Delhi. A social media user said that traffic is disrupted in the Libaspur underpass towards Samaypur Badli. There are also reports of fallen trees near Aravindo Marg near Adhchini Red Light and Mahipalpur towards Chhatarpur.

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According to a bulletin issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), “There is a possibility of light rain with cloudy sky in the next two days in the national capital.” According to the Meteorological Department, Delhi and National Capital Region (Hindon Air Force). Adda, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabgarh) received light to moderate rain. According to the data shared by the IMD, the relative humidity was recorded at 100 per cent at 5.30 pm.

According to the data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 41, which falls in the ‘good’ category, at around 7 pm. AQI between zero and 50 is ‘good’, 51 to 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 to 200 ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’ and An AQI between 401 and 500 is considered ‘severe’.

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