New Delhi, 21st August 2021: Due to heavy rains in Delhi-NCR areas since Friday night, water-logging occurred in low-lying areas at many places including ITO, Rajghat, Dhaulakuan, Minto Bridge, Azad Market, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad. Underpasses are flooded everywhere.
Due to this people are facing a lot of difficulties. In the face of torrential rains, the drainage arrangements and claims made by the municipal corporations also collapsed.
Delhi Traffic Police said on Saturday that waterlogging has been reported in many areas of the capital amid heavy rains. Traffic Police have urged all the commuters on duty to avoid these routes. The traffic police have listed Minto Bridge, Azad Market, Pul Prahladpur and Moolchand Underpass as areas where waterlogging has been reported. There is waterlogging in the bridge Prahladpur underpass. Due to this, there is traffic disruption on MB Road and the traffic has been diverted onto Mathura Road.
Police said on microblogging site Twitter – “Please avoid this route”. In a previous tweet, the police also informed that traffic movement has been suspended on Minto Bridge due to waterlogging.
Similar scenes of waterlogging on roads were also seen in Noida and Ghaziabad. The Kaushambi bus stand in Ghaziabad was flooded due to the heavy rains for the past several hours. Due to the rain, there is waterlogging in many places. Till 8 am, 10 mm of rain has been recorded here.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that the capital will see a “generally cloudy sky with moderate rain/thundershowers” during the day.
A Meteorological Department official said that on Saturday that there is a possibility of light rain and thundershowers in some parts of Delhi till Monday (August 23).
 This year, the monsoon in Delhi was delayed by more than two weeks. The last time it rained in Delhi was on August 8, when 15.4 mm of rain was recorded. So far only 74.2 mm of rain has been recorded this month as against the normal 247.7 mm. In July, Delhi recorded 507.1 mm of rain.
Meanwhile, the IMD also informed that moderate to heavy rains will continue over some parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) including Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida. In Haryana, light to moderate rain and thundershowers will occur over Sonipat, Panipat and Ganaur