After heavy rains in Delhi: Huge jams due to water logging and potholes

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.

The waterlogging issue was also reported at Jhandewalan Mandir on Rani Jhansi Road, MB Road at Lal Kuan (both carriageway), Ma Anandmayee Marg near DD Motors (both carriageway), GT Road at Azadpur Subzi Mandi out gate (both carriageway), Mahindra Park Signal on GT Road (both carriageway), it added.A bus was submerged in a waterlogged area, following heavy rains at Pul Prahladpur area in New Delhi. Traffic was also observed at Nehru Nagar. Several other roads, including Tis Hazari Court (Bulward Road), RK Puram Sector-3 Bus Stop, Ber Sarai Kisan Ghat near Old JNU (Vedant Diksha Marg), Rohini Sector-13, WHO Building (Ring Road), in the city were also affected due to heavy rains on Thursday morning.Massive traffic jams were seen on Wednesday due to flooding on roads. The situation was particularly bad worse in Gurgaon where cars were seen stranded on submerged roads and underpasses. Visuals of a boat moving on a road in the Haryana city that features offices of leading multi-national companies and sprawling shopping malls, were also widely shared on social media.

“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.


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