Traffic alert in Delhi: heavy rains cause congestion in these areas

As the nation’s capital experiences light to moderate rain, which is expected to continue for the next 48 hours, Delhi traffic police have issued a traffic advisory advising of traffic disruptions in the city due to gridlock. of several parts. Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to guide commuters on the traffic situation.

“Traffic Alert: Waterlogging has been observed at the following location:- 1. Near Hanuman Setu on Shanti van towards Hanuman Mandir Carriageway, 2. Libaspur Underpass, 3. Maharani Bagh Taimur Nagar Cut, 3. CDR Chowk, Mehrauli to Gurugram, 4. Andheria Mode to Vasant Kunj, 5. Under Nizamuddin Bridge, 6. Singhu Border near Petrol Pump, 7. MB Road to Sainik Farm causeway, commuters are advised to d ‘avoid these stretches,’ Delhi traffic police tweeted.

What causes out of season precipitation in September?

Delhi is experiencing an unusual weather change as the nation’s capital has never experienced heavy rainfall in late September. However, meteorological scientists have discovered the reason for the unexpected rainfall in September.

Rain is hitting the capital due to a rare interaction of two weather systems – a western disturbance and a low pressure system – 250 km southwest of the city, according to a report by the Hindustan Times, the sister publication of Livemint. .

The two weather systems may also have delayed the retreat of the monsoon in the city, the daily added in its report. The full monsoon withdrawal over Delhi, scheduled for September 25, is now expected to be delayed.

Delhi received 5.6mm of rainfall on Wednesday and 31.2mm of rainfall till 5.30pm on Thursday.

Rain causes waterlogging in parts of Delhi

Several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region were flooded after heavy rains yesterday. With the forecast of more rain in the next two to three days, schools in grades 1 to 8 are closed in Noida and Gurgaon.

The downpour disrupted normal life in Noida, Gurgaon and the national capital. Traffic was also affected. Heavy rain on Thursday caused several parts of Gurugram to become waterlogged, leading to traffic jams. Congestion was also reported in several parts of the nation’s capital.

Commuters cross a waterlogged underpass near Rajiv Chowk in Gurugram in Haryana as rain continues to batter the town.

Due to bad weather (heavy rain) in Delhi (DEL), all departures/arrivals and their onward flights may be affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status.

IMD predicts more rainfall for Delhi

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued a “yellow alert” on Friday, warning people of moderate rainfall in most parts of the city.

“A cool cloud is approaching Delhi bringing the possibility of light to moderate rainfall in most locations with occasional intense episodes in a few locations over Delhi and adjacent areas of the NCR over the next 3 to 4 next few hours,” the weather bureau tweeted.

Light to moderate rainfall is forecast for west, central, north, northwest, south and southeast Delhi. Light rain could fall in parts of Delhi over the next two to three days, he said.

Delhi expected to see spike in dengue fever cases amid heavy rains

Delhi could see a rise in the number of dengue fever cases in the coming weeks after heavy rains led to severe waterlogging in various parts of the city.

Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, senior internal medicine consultant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, told ANI: “It is raining in Delhi, so dengue fever cases may increase in the next couple of weeks. cases are not serious and do not require intensive care Early diagnosis helps in case management.”

He further advised to wear long-sleeved clothes and ensure there is no waterlogging or standing water around the house.

The nation’s capital has reported 396 dengue fever cases so far this year, according to data from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). As of September 17, a total of 152 dengue cases have been recorded this month, while 75 dengue cases have been reported for the whole month of August.

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