Almost every place in India is experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall. However, this year, rain is making headlines everywhere! From waterlogging streets in cities to landslides, rain has been a reason for a number of things. And this time, it has given birth to a new river in Delhi’s Connaught Place, that is Connaught river!
Have You Seen The Connaught River In Delhi?
I don’t think Delhi is getting as much love and attention as Bangalore gets when it floods.
Come on folks 🤣, let’s be fair to the capital. pic.twitter.com/23IxjCWZOE
— Ankit.Today (@ankitv) July 9, 2023
A Twitter user, Ankit.Today, shared a video of Connaught Place in Delhi. It featured the streets flooded due to rain. The tweet was captioned as ‘Delhi is not getting as much love and attention as Bengaluru’. And the user appealed to people to be fair to the capital! But, most importantly, he named the flooded road as ‘Connaught River’! And that’s how Delhi had a new river!
Most Twitter users are agreeing with the user and state that they have the same feeling. A user stated that though Bengaluru has the tech industry, Delhi has the superpower of turning roads into rivers. He further states that the Indian version of Venice is here. Another user replies saying ‘Reduce the speed of your boat’.
One of the users countered by replying that waterlogging is a temporary problem and traffic jams are the main problem in Delhi.
Several Roads Are Waterlogged In Delhi
The city and its surrounding areas were still experiencing moderate to heavy rain early on Sunday morning, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast high-intensity showers for the National Capital for the next two days.
The national capital of India, Delhi, was severely lashed by torrential rain on Saturday, flooding many areas. Traffic flow was impeded by the flooding of numerous locations, including Pragati Maidan, Nehru Nagar, Panchsheel Marg, Kalkaji, and ITO.
In fact, the government declared a holiday for government schools on Monday and asked government officials to be in the field. This year, the National Capital has experienced heavy rainfall resulting in waterlogging in several areas. Additionally, there is the possibility of incessant rainfall!
So, if you are a Delhiite and residing in areas that are prone to flooded roads, take note of the weather forecast before stepping out.
Comment below and share the current status of Delhi rainfall with us!
Cover Image Courtesy: Ankit.Today/ Twitter