Heavy Rainfall Lashes Delhi; From Waterlogged Roads To Collapsed Airport Roof, Residents Face Harsh Time

Delhiites woke up to waterlogged areas after incessant heavy overnight rainfall.

by Shreya Ghosh
Heavy Rainfall Lashes Delhi; From Waterlogged Roads To Collapsed Airport Roof, Residents Face Harsh Time

Imagine returning from work after a tiring hot day and heading straight to the fridge to drink an entire bottle of chilled water! A cooling and refreshing feeling, right? Well, Delhiites are now enjoying similar experiences as several parts of Delhi and neighbouring areas were lashed with incessant heavy rainfall. Residents can finally feel the much-needed respite from the scorching heat reported in the last few weeks. But is the relief worthwhile?

Commuters Are Having A Cry-Day Post Heavy Rainfall In Delhi

Netizens have flooded social media with snippets of downpours wreaking havoc in the national capital. From waterlogged roads to traffic congestion, commuters are facing a horrible time in reaching their destinations on Friday morning.

Delhi-NCR is likely to receive more rainfall on Friday. The present conditions post rainfall look quite grim in many places. According to a report by News18, the Weather Office issued an orange alert in the capital city.

Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory to alert people about waterlogged roads in the city.

Rainwater has affected traffic “on the W-Point Tilak Bridge road in both the carriageways from A-Point to W-Point and vice-versa.” Waterlogging below the Tilak Bridge W-point is a major reason causing this problem.

Roads are badly congested with vehicles and commuters waiting to reach their offices, colleges, and other destinations. According to multiple social media posts, people have been stuck on the same roads for hours.

From two-wheelers to cars, everyone is facing similar issues because of traffic jams all around.

Also read: From Heavy Rains In Delhi To Downpour In Goa, Rainfall Updates Across India, You Need To Know

Airport Roof Collapsed

Rainfall wreaked havoc all around Delhi. A portion of Indira Gandhi International Airport’s roof fell due to incessant downpours. The roof collapse was reported at the Terminal 1. The collapsed part fell on cars parked at the spot. The tragic incident killed one and injured more than five people. Rescue operations were conducted at the earliest.

The monsoon season is expected to arrive shortly, probably in the next couple of days. Though the news is a relief, it also raises concerns about submerged areas and people facing more issues.

Also read: Switzerland: Heavy Rainfall Causes Floods & Landslides; Temporarily Disrupts Rail Services In Zermatt

If you have plans to visit anywhere in Delhi, gather all the necessary information and plan a proper journey before heading to the destination. Stay safe!

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Alok Jain ⚡ (@WeekendInvestng), X/ Sumit Jatav (@sumitjtv)

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