Due to the torrential rains in Delhi-NCR, the situation is getting worse. Water logging is becoming a cause of trouble at many places. Due to heavy rain, there is a jam-like situation, and somewhere waterlogging has become a disaster for the people. Due to the continued rain in Delhi for two days, trees were uprooted in many areas. Not only this, there is also news of road subsidence in many places. The Meteorological Department has issued a 'yellow alert' for the capital and has warned of rain in many areas.
With the warning of heavy rains, schools in Gurugram and Noida will remain closed for children up to class VIII. Along with this, corporates have also been advised to give work from home to their employees. Heavy rains led to waterlogging in many parts of Gurugram, leading to traffic jams. The police also had to struggle to decongest the roads.
Due to this rain, the road connecting Gurugram's Dhanwapur Road, Laxman Vihar and Surya Vihar was flooded by 2-3 feet. People had to face many problems due to rain. Due to rain, a total of 16 people have also been reported dead in different accidents in Uttar Pradesh from Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon. In this, 10 people died in Etawah, one in Mainpuri, three in Firozabad and two in Kasganj.
Delhi's primary weather station Safdarjung Observatory recorded 40.8 mm of rain between 5.30 pm on Thursday and 8.30 am on Friday. The weather stations at Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar received 44 mm, 24.6 mm and 60 mm of rainfall respectively during this period. The Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Delhi University area, Jafarpur, Najafgarh, Pusa and Mayur Vihar recorded 1 mm, 1.5 mm, 1 mm, 26.5 mm and 49.5 mm of rain respectively.
The rain has brought a great relief from the sultry weather. Fresh rains just before the withdrawal of monsoon from the National Capital Region will help cover the huge deficit (46 per cent as on September 22 morning) to some extent. Due to this the air will also be clean and the temperature will also be controlled.