Waterlogged roads, traffic jams, collapsed walls: Rain batters Delhi-NCR | Top points

Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday, leading to waterlogging in several areas. The incessant showers also disrupted normal life in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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Massive traffic jam, flooded roads: Heavy rains in Delhi-NCR, UP
Commuters wade through the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway. (PTI Photo)

Waterlogged streets and heavy traffic jam were seen across Delhi-NCR as heavy rains lashed the city for the second consecutive day. The withdrawal of south-west monsoon has bought heavy rainfall in the region.

Heavy rains have also triggered landslides in Uttarakhand, leading to blockage of several highways and roads, while UP reported 10 deaths in rain-related incidents.

Here are the top developments in the story:

HEAVY TRAFFIC JAM IN DELHI-NCR

Delhi witnessed incessant spell of rain for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Several areas in Delhi reported waterlogging, leading to massive traffic jams.

Vehicles wade through the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway service road. (PTI Photo)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued a 'yellow alert' for Delhi, cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in the city.

The IMD on Tuesday said the southwest monsoon had withdrawn from parts of southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch, three days after the normal date of September 17. Usually, it takes around a week after its withdrawal from west Rajasthan for the monsoon to retreat from Delhi.

CONGESTED GURUGRAM ROADS

Gurugram reported waterlogging in parts of the city, leading to traffic jams. Visuals showed commuters wading through water-logged areas.

Commuters wade through the waterlogged road in Gurugram. (PTI Photo)

A traffic police advisory said, "Due to continuous heavy rainfall in Gurugram, there is waterlogging at some places and the traffic is moving at a slow speed. Therefore, we request all of you that you should come out of the house only when necessary.”

As the traffic moved at a snail’s pace across several parts of Delhi-NCR, more than 1,000 traffic police personnel were deployed across the city to decongest roads.

HIGHWAYS BLOCKED IN UTTARAKHAND

Heavy rains lashed various parts of Uttarakhand, triggering landslides in the hills and disrupting power and water supply in several towns on Thursday.

The landslides led to blockage of several highways and more than 100 rural motor roads. The Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway was blocked by rocks and boulders falling from the hills near Helgugad and Swarigad in Uttarkashi, while the Vikasnagar-Kalsi-Barkot National Highway in Dehradun district was also blocked.

10 KILLED IN UP IN RAIN-RELATED INCIDENTS

At least 10 people were killed, and 11 others injured in rain-related incidents across Uttar Pradesh. The incessant rains led to incidents of wall and house collapses, disrupting normal life in the state.

Etawah reported seven deaths, while Firozabad and Balrampur districts reported two and one deaths respectively.

Rescue operation after a portion of a wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Etawah district.. (PTI Photo)

As per the weather department, rainfall or thundershowers have been observed at most places in West Uttar Pradesh since Wednesday morning.

In Etawah district, 3 incidents of wall or house collapses were reported, which claimed seven lives.

The heavy rains have led to waterlogging in urban and rural areas of Firozabad district, adversely impacting normal life.

Meanwhile, authorities in Aligarh ordered all government and private schools to be shut till Saturday in view of heavy rains.

(With inputs from PTI)

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