Published On : Sat, Aug 21st, 2021
National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Roads shut, flights delayed as rains lash Delhi

Heavy overnight rains caused waterlogging in parts of the national capital on Saturday, affecting vehicular movement, as the downpour continued in the morning.

Both the carriageways of the Minto Bridge in central Delhi were shut, the Delhi traffic police announced. In a series of tweets, the Delhi traffic police listed the closed routes.

Traffic was also affected at Moolchand Underpass and Azad Market Underpass which were closed due to waterlogging.

“Azad Market Underpass is closed due to 1.5 feet waterlogging. Please avoid using this route. Sorry for the inconvenience,” the Delhi traffic police tweeted.

Due to waterlogging at Pul Prahladpur underpass, traffic on the Mehrauli Badarpur road was diverted on Mathura Road, it said.

The arrival and departure of flights were also affected due to bad weather. “Due to bad weather in Delhi, arrivals/departures are likely to get impacted. Please visit http://airvistara.com or SMS UKto 9289228888 for updated flight status. Thank you,” Vistara said in a tweet.

As per the India meteorological department, thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain are most likely to continue over many parts of Delhi and adjoining areas during the next two hours.