Rain, hail lash in Delhi; travellers got trapped up in traffic jams during rush hour: On Tuesday morning, due to heavy rains and hailstorms which hit the national capital, travellers were trapped up in traffic jams in numerous places across Delhi as and its neighbouring parts for the period of rush hour.
Delhi Traffic Police tweeted on their official twitter account requesting travellers to evade stretches as waterlogging was reported in quite a few areas comprising Mathura Road, Chhatrasal Stadium, Moolchand underpass, Bihari Colony, Ashram Chowk, and Savitri Cinema area in Greater Kailash Part 2.
Delhi Traffic Police on their official twitter account tweeted, “Traffic Alert
Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from Savitri Cinema GK2 towards Ashram due to waterlogging at Savitri Cinema. Kindly avoid the stretch.”
Airlines such as Vistara after being reported about the traffic jams in the national capital, requested its commuters to travel to the airport accordingly.
A tweet from Vistara states, “Due to rain, there is traffic congestion enroute to Delhi airport road. Customers are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport”.
Delhi Traffic Police on their another tweet informed the travellers about the affected areas due to waterlogging, they tweeted “Traffic Alert
Traffic is affected at Moolchand underpass, Bihari Colony under railway bridge on road No. 57 and Chhatrasal Stadium main gate red light due to waterlogging.”
As per the news reports, around 15 trains travelling to the Capital were postponed due to haze and low visibility.
In some areas of Delhi such as Subhash Nagar and Paschim Vihar hail storms were reported in the morning, which further received rains all over on Monday night. After the rain, several trees were also uprooted.
Delhi Traffic Police also tweeted another tweet, that states, “Traffic Alert
Traffic is affected at Karala Chowk, PTS Malviya Nagar Red Light, Under Modi Mill Flyover, Azad Market Underpass from KD Chowk towards Azad Market, Narayana Flyover towards Loha Mandi, Defence Colony Underpass from Jungpura towards Lajpat Nagar due to water logging.”
The rain and hailstorms affected the temperature in some parts of Delhi as well as its nearby areas, which lead to fall in temperature.
The minimum temperature recorded was at 11.5 degrees Celsius, whereas, the maximum temperature was at 22.6 degrees Celsius.
The weather office said previously that heavy to very heavy rain and snow at remote places is to be expected over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and heavy rain as well as snowfall over Uttarakhand.
It added that heavy rain in areas such as Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi is mostly probable. They further added hailstorm is also expected over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, northwest Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan.
India Meteorological Department (IMD), deputy director general, BP Yadav earlier said,“A cyclonic circulation has already formed over Rajasthan because of an approaching western disturbance. This is expected to trigger rain across the plains of northwest India, including Delhi, from the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday”
Another India Meteorological Department official said the night temperature is projected to increase whereas the days are projected to get icier with the rain.
The official said,“By Tuesday, the night temperature could go up to 10°C while the day temperature could drop to around 20°C”.