While Delhi has seen heavier and more incessant record-breaking rain spells over the past two months, the air quality index (AQI) has not crossed the ‘satisfactory’ mark.
City reports fourth-highest 24-hour rainfall received in October since 1910; IMD gauges 87.9 mm rain on single day
According to IMD officials, the moisture-laden easterly winds will continue to blow over Delhi and the whole of northwest region till October 18.
Some parts of the national capital on Tuesday witnessed rain in the latter part of the day, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls in central Delhi and Lutyens’ Delhi.
An elderly man, who owned a paan shop in the single-storey building adjacent to the collapsed structure, sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at Bada Hindu Rao Hospital.
Since these waters on the city’s roads are from the overflowing drains and sewer lines, their potential to cause fatal illness is as much.
Several areas in the national capital received rains on Sunday, including Safdarjung Enclave (0.8 mm), Palam (2.4 mm) and Aaya Nagar (36.3 mm), the India Meteorological Department said.
Experts say the increase in the number of heavy rain events in many parts of the country is directly linked to climate change.
The bus was going to Mathura and got stuck at the underpass of Palam flyover, officials said.
Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Twitter he spoke to airport officials and "was told that the waterlogged forecourt was cleared up within 30 minutes".
It has been a bountiful September for Delhi, with 343.6 mm of rainfall recorded so far this month, which is the highest in at least 12 years, according to data available on the IMD's website.
The minimum temperature settled at 24 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal while relative humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 100 per cent.
Chaudhary said the situation deteriorated to such an extreme level that sewage water entered shops and houses.
BJP MLA and leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, said citizens are paying for the negligence of AAP government.
The roads of the national capital on Wednesday turned into rivers and the flyovers into waterfalls thanks to incessant rains that have been lashing the city since Tuesday.