Persistent rain can make the weather in Delhi extremely pleasant but the ground situation has been made significantly worse by waterlogging.
Delhi and the adjoining satellite cities of Gurugram and Noida once again saw flooded roads causing major traffic jams on Friday morning amid persistent showers in many western areas north India. There were reports of congestion from some areas of these cities even on Thursday.
The Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to warn commuters to avoid some sections of the city’s roads due to flooding. These include the Libaspur tunnel, Andheria Mode towards Vasant Kunj, Nizamuddin bridge, MB Road towards Sainik Farm carriage and CDR Chowk from Mehrauli towards Gurugram. The Delhi-Gurugram Expressway was knee-deep in water after Thursday’s rain.
Many local residents have also taken to Twitter to vent their anger at what they say is citizen indifference. The unfortunate condition of slow traffic movement has been reported from many areas such as Okhla, Sarita Vihar and Aurobindo Marg, among others.
Meanwhile, the situation is similar in Gurugram and Noida with many offices reportedly asking employees to work from home during the day. “It took me two hours to get to Dwarka from Cyber Hub in Gurugram on Thursday night. Tanay Mukherjee, a banker, said: “Finding a taxi was already a task but the journey was worse.
Date of first publication: September 23, 2022, 10:47 AM IST