Heavy rains lash Delhi, Gurugram; traffic brought to a standstill in many areas

heavy downpour led to water-logging and traffic jams which affected the transport networks in several areas.

Published: 31st August 2016 10:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 01:09 PM   |  A+A-

Gurugram rain traffic PTI

Vehicles wading through a waterlogged road after heavy rains at Delhi- Gurgaon expressway in Gurgaon. | PTI

NEW DELHI: Heavy rains lashed the national capital today leading to water-logging in major roads that crippled movement of traffic across the city.

Delhi Traffic Police said major water-logged points included Ring Road Dhaula Kuan, Bhairon Marg towards Mathura Road and the Teen Murti roundabout among others.

The weather office has forecast thunderstorm with rain through the day. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius at 8.30 AM.

The city received 3.9 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, an official said. The maximum temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius.

Barapullah flyover towards DND, Ashram Chowk, Ring Road Maharani Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan, Raja Garden towards Mayapuri and Gymkhana towards Teen Murti Marg were also among the major water-logged points.

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