One killed; streets waterlogged, Metro services affected in Delhi after heavy rainfall
Record rainfall lashed parts of Delhi on Tuesday, affecting services on Metro’s Blue Line, snarling traffic and stranding commuters in parts of south-west Delhi in the morning rush hour.
A 50-year-old woman was killed and two family members, including her son, were injured when the roof of their room collapsed in heavy rains in Delhi, police said.
Delhi’s Palam recorded the decade’s highest August rainfall in a single day at 100mm, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
The Safdarjung observatory, whose readings are considered to be the representative of Delhi’s weather, received around 50mm of rain. On August 2, 2007, Palam recorded 138.2mm rain.
At 128mm, it was more than double the amount of rainfall Gurugram received two years ago on July 28, when a 20-hour traffic jam — referred to as ‘Gurujam’ — choked the city. On August 22, 2010, Gurugram received 162mm of rain.
Roads leading to IGI airport, including Dhaula Kuan, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Palam and Mahipalpur, vehicles moved at a snail’s pace due to water-logging. Moderate to heavy rain also hit Lodhi Road, Aya Nagar and Najafgarh.