New Delhi: A record high of 112.1 mm rainfall was reported in Delhi in the past two days. A senior scientist from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has dubbed this as the highest rainfall recorded in September in Delhi in the last 19 years.
The rain has provided relief from the heat, the average temperature stays at 27 degrees Celsius. The IMD has issued an orange alert as the possibility for more precipitation persists. However, with the fresh breeze came several civic issues, making everyday travails difficult for the common worker.
Many areas saw heavy water logging on streets while some societies were completely inundated. Sector 22-B in Gurugram was inundated by water, rain flooded the roads of Dwarka and exposed the inadequacy of the entire drainage system. Even the metro corridors were found flooded with knee-deep water. Pedestrians had a difficult time going to work because of the water-logged streets.
Moreover, the rain, as usual, brought conveyance problems. Metros were delayed by few minutes, and traffic increased in many areas. Heavy traffic was reported in parts of Delhi, including Geeta Colony and Yamuna Bridge at Rajghat.
Here is a quick overview of Delhi areas, captured by CitySpidey: