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Delhi traffic police issues advisory, commuters to avoid these routs

New Delhi: Traffic congestion on certain highways has been exacerbated by flooding and instances of trees being uprooted, leading to slower traffic movement. This past Saturday, Delhi experienced significant flooding and subsequent traffic jams as a result of intense rainfall throughout the city. In a late-night advisory issued by the Delhi Traffic Police, it was […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: Jul 16, 2023 16:48 IST
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New Delhi: Traffic congestion on certain highways has been exacerbated by flooding and instances of trees being uprooted, leading to slower traffic movement. This past Saturday, Delhi experienced significant flooding and subsequent traffic jams as a result of intense rainfall throughout the city. In a late-night advisory issued by the Delhi Traffic Police, it was reported that the accumulation of water and uprooted trees have contributed to reduced traffic flow on multiple roadways.

Following the recent heavy rainfall, certain regions in Delhi continue to experience flooded roads, prompting authorities to advise passengers to avoid routes such as Khan Market, Teen Murti roundabout, GGR-PDR, A-Point to W-Point, Kamla Express Building, Andrews Ganj, Khanpur T-point, and the Under Railway Bridge at Bhairon Marg, among others.

Reports indicate that these areas faced severe waterlogging and subsequent challenges for commuters after another downpour on Saturday. Uprooted trees further complicated the situation, obstructing vehicle movement on roads like Tuglak Road.

In response to the situation, the Delhi Traffic Police recommended that commuters carefully plan their routes and avoid the affected roads whenever possible. The ongoing rainfall, coupled with water release from the Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana, has caused waterlogging and flooding in various parts of Delhi.

Witnesses have observed individuals navigating the flooded areas, with some using motorcycles to traverse the water. As of Saturday afternoon, the water level in the Yamuna River was measured at 207.27 meters, rising to 207.38 meters by noon and reaching 207.98 meters by 11 p.m. on Friday.

Despite these conditions, the Indian Meteorological Department predicted that light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms is expected in Delhi over the next 4-5 days. Additionally, the Delhi Traffic Police reported that the Sarita Vihar overpass on Mathura Road, specifically in the lane from Badarpur towards Ashram, is experiencing traffic slowdowns due to waterlogged streets in the area opposite the Apollo Jasola metro station.

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First published on: Jul 16, 2023 04:48 PM IST

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