As rains lashed parts of the national capital, several areas in Delhi reported waterlogging that led to traffic across the city, officials said. The Delhi Traffic Police posted alerts on Twitter to inform commuters about waterlogged roads
“MB Road traffic movement closed from Mathura Road due to waterlogging under Pul Pehlad Pur. Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from Satyam towards Kasturba Underpass, Maharaja Surajmal Marg due to waterlogging at Jhilmil,” Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
Traffic on Ring Road-Bhairon Road was affected due to potholes and traffic going from Ring Road towards Bhairon Road was affected due to the bottle-neck route, it said.Many residents shared videos and pictures of vehicles plying through waterlogged roads on social media.Traffic was also affected as trees fell down in many places in the city.
“Flooding in Indian cities is largely a product of bad urban planning. In Delhi, the Yamuna floodplains have been encroached upon obstructing the natural water flow. Other issues include deforestation, poor drainage system and lack of integrated urban planning, “Anjal Prakash, research director, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, said.