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Delhi rains: Jams, waterlogging add to woes of commuters

The road cave-in at Bhairon Marg and waterlogging forced the Delhi Traffic Police to close a couple of roads connecting east Delhi with north and central Delhi.

Published: 22nd July 2020 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2020 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

Dark clouds hover over Gurugrum on Tuesday (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Diversions put in place on aerial roads leading to Ring Road-Sarai Kale Khan, Salimgarh Bypass road, Indraprastha Marg and Bhairon Marg following heavy waterlogging after a fresh spell of rain on Tuesday caused chaos in several parts of the city as commuters faced a hard time navigating through traffic snarls.

The road cave-in at Bhairon Marg and waterlogging forced the Delhi Traffic Police to close a couple of roads connecting east Delhi with north and central Delhi.

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Residents shared on social media pictures and videos of rainwater gushing into their houses and vehicles navigating waterlogged roads. “I started around 4 pm from Gandhi Nagar for Dhaula Kuan.

As the Salimgarh Bypass road was closed, the traffic was diverted to the Geeta Colony flyover. I had to go all the way to Akshardham and then reached Mandi House.

"The traffic in central Delhi was smooth. However, it took more than an hour to cross the Sardar Patel Marg,” said Vikram Tripathi, a resident of east Delhi.

Another commuter Nekhita Talwar, a central government employee, who was travelling to Noida from the Central Secretariat said: “I usually take the ITO route, but the road was closed due to heavy waterlogging at the WHO Building construction. But today, I had to take the DND Flyway, that took me about two hours. The road was completely chocked.”

Heavy traffic was seen at the DND Flyway, Barapullah and Geeta Colony, as it was coming from the Ashram end.

No vehicle was allowed towards the ITO from Nizamuddin Khatta.

“It took me more than one hour to reach RK Puram from Moolchand. Every year, we face this. What is the civic authority doing? We need to have a permanent solution to the problem,” said Tanmay Sinha, a software engineer. On Sunday, the traffic was also disrupted due to heavy waterlogging after rains.



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