New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the capital, piling up monsoon woes for people who faced massive traffic jams and waterlogging.
According to this NDTV report, Slow traffic movement is being reported from several parts of the city like Moolchand, Moti Bagh, AIIMS, Ashram Chowk to Hari Nagar, IIT crossing to Adhchini, Yusuf Sarai market, Outer Ring Road under Munirka flyover due to water logging.
There was, however, some good news as the showers have brought down city’s monsoon deficit to less than 20 percent. This month saw a total of 304.9 mm of rains till now, which is 30 percent more than the normal for August, out of a total of 451.1 mm of monsoon showers this season since July six when the annual rainy season began. The city has been receiving heavy rains for the past nine days and it has brought down the rain deficit from 43 percent to 19 percent as of today.
The city received the highest of 54.4 mm of rains on August 21 followed by 43.1 mm yesterday.
However, the heavy rains brought the usual problems of waterlogging exposing the claims of civic authorities about desilting drains.
Waterlogging and subsequent traffic jams were reported from Connaught Place, Defence Colony, Laxmi Nagar, ITO, Lalalajpat Rai Marg, Yusuf Sarai, Hauz Khas, Adchini, Khanpur, and Saket among other places.
In the past 12 years, the rains has crossed the 300 mm mark only thrice — the previous being 455.1 mm in 2010 and 310.7, in 2008. The record rain for the month was in 1961 when the city received 583.3 mm of showers in August.
With inputs from PTI