New Delhi|Jagran News Desk: A rainy day in Delhi is not always pleasant for some. With the National Capital witnessing heavy rains, many parts of the city and adjoining areas are flooded. Today, Delhi received 112.1 mm of rainfall, which is the highest in the past 12 years and 19 years high for September.
A major part of Delhi is waterlogged which is interrupting the day-to-day lives of citizens. In videos that are being shared online, cars are seen struggling to pass on roads. Cars are crawling on major roads and have slowed down the traffic in many routes.
India's Meteorological Department(IMD) has issued an orange alert for the national capital with predictions of moderate rainfalls and thunderstorms.
Delhi: Waterlogging reported in Munirka following rainfall today morning— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2021
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert for the national capital and predicted 'moderate rain/thundershowers with the possibility of heavy rain at isolated places' today pic.twitter.com/0UqBUwao7f
⚡️ “Delhi Rains: Heavy rains leave national capital in deep waters, see viral videos and photos”— Jagran English (@JagranEnglish) September 1, 2021
With high risks, the Delhi Police department has issued a warning notice and is constantly giving updates on the situation out there. Among all the places Minto Bridge is the first spot to get flooded every time it rains heavily, vehicles were seen in a long queue and many of them were partly in the water. The Delhi Traffic Police said both the carriageways had been closed due to waterlogging, and traffic was being diverted.
Delhi: Schools reopen in the national capital for classes 9 to 12, starting today; visuals from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Pusa Road— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2021
Kumkum, a class 10 student says, "There is no doubt that there is a sense of fear but after all, we've to study & sit for exams." pic.twitter.com/WTt2e0JDds
With the re-opening of schools today many students were seen commuting to schools. The rain made it a little difficult as they struggled to reach their schools on time.
The situation in Delhi can get worse as the weather department has predicted more rain till Saturday. Authorities have been issuing regular updates, and warning commuters about routes they should avoid due to waterlogging and traffic jams.
Posted By: Ashita Singh