Delhi-NCR braces for more rainfall today, schools to remain closed, commuters alerted

Delhi-NCR rain news: Heavy rains will continue to batter Delhi-NCR for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday and the traffic police issued an advisory for commuters to plan their journey to avoid waterlogged streets.

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Residents wade through inundated roads in Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi-NCR is likely to witness heavy downpour for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday, according to the Met office. The incessant rains have caused waterlogging in several areas.

In view of the situation, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued an alert, asking commuters to plan their journey accordingly.

TRAFFIC POLICE ISSUES ALERT

"Waterlogging has been observed near Hanuman Setu on Shanti van to Hanuman Mandir Carriageway, Libaspur underpass, Maharani Bagh Taimur Nagar cut, CDR Chowk, Mehrauli towards Gurugram, Andheria More towards Vasant Kunj, under Nizamuddin bridge, Singhu Border near petrol pump, MB Road towards Sainik Farm carriageway," it tweeted, advising the commuters to avoid these stretches.

(With PTI input)

IMD ISSUES YELLOW ALERT

Incessant rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR for the third consecutive day on Friday, bringing down the maximum temperature to 27.6 degrees Celsius -- seven notches below normal.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'yellow' alert cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in Delhi and adjoining areas on Saturday.

The Palam observatory recorded 30 mm rainfall between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on Friday, the IMD said.

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The Safdarjung observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, gauged 8 mm rainfall during the same period. Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar weather stations received 6.4 mm, 15.2 mm and 20.4 mm rainfall, respectively.

SCHOOLS TO REMAIN CLOSED IN NOIDA

Classes up till 8 will remain suspended in all government and private schools in Noida and Greater Noida due to rains, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration announced on Friday.

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The district administration had earlier declared closure of schools for Friday in view of the continuous rains. "Keeping in view the safety of the students due to heavy rains and excessive waterlogging on the roads, the district magistrate has declared a holiday for September 24 (Saturday) for the students of Classes 1 to 8 in all the schools of all the boards. Therefore, all the principals and headmasters should ensure the compliance of the order,” District School Inspector Dharamveer Singh said.

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WORK FROM HOME ADVISORY IN GURUGRAM

The district administration here has ordered all private offices to work from home on Friday amid heavy rains. The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in an advisory, said that all corporate offices and private institutions are advised to guide employees to work from home to avoid traffic congestion. The advisory stated, “In view of heavy rainfall prediction for the district Gurugram on September 23, there are chances of waterlogging and traffic congestion.”

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