On Thursday morning, Delhi received its first monsoon showers, which provided respite from the oppressive heat, woes began for commuters as they battled traffic snarls and waterlogging.
According to a tweet, the Delhi Traffic Police asked commuters to plan their journey accordingly.
As per the IMD report, a Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds would occur over and adjoining areas of Delhi. The traffic police said that commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly.
Many parts of Delhi like ITO, Barapullah, Ring Road and the capital borders, particularly Delhi-Noida border, Chilla Border, UP Gate, Delhi-Gurugram road, experienced heavy traffic as rains lashed the national capital.
Waterlogging has been reported near Pragati Maidan, Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Vinod Nagar, Pul Prahaladpur underpass, IP Estate in front of WHO building, under Zakhira flyover, Jahangirpuri Metro station, Loni Road roundabout and Azadpur market underpass.
Earlier this month, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi government is ready to combat waterlogging on a war footing and that it is focused on solving the problem with micro planning.
The Public Works Department PWD has set up a Central Control Room from where 10 critical waterlogging sites in Delhi are being monitored through CCTV cameras.