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Heavy Downpour Lashes Delhi, Leaves Parts Of Airport And City Waterlogged

A video on Twitter purportedly showed waterlogging in Madhu Vihar, some DTC cluster buses could be seen standing in the water, and other commuters manoeuvring their vehicles through the inundated road.

Heavy Downpour Lashes Delhi, Leaves Parts Of Airport And City Waterlogged
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Heavy Downpour Lashes Delhi, Leaves Parts Of Airport And City Waterlogged
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2021-09-11T12:18:59+05:30

Incessant torrential  downpour on Saturday morning  lashed the national capital leaving the forecourt of the Delhi airport and other parts of the city waterlogged.

The Delhi airport on Twitter stated that there was waterlogging at the forecourt for a short period. "Our team was immediately aligned to look into it and the issue has been resolved", they said.

The civic agencies reported that multiple areas in the city have witnessed waterlogging including Moti Bagh, RK Puram, Madhu Vihar, Hari Nagar, Rohtak Road, Badarpur, Som Vihar, Ring Road near IP Station, Vikas Marg, Sangam Vihar, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Pul Prahladpur Underpass, Munirka, Rajpur Khurd, Nangloi and Kirari.

Social media platforms are inundated with people posting pictures and videos of waterlogged streets.

In a video on Twitter purportedly showing waterlogging in Madhu Vihar, some DTC cluster buses could be seen standing in the water, and other commuters manoeuvring their vehicles through the inundated road.

Twitter users also posted videos of waterlogging in the Sadar Bazar area, near Minto bridge, ITO, and Nangloi flyover.

Officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) said the filed staff is on the ground to pump out water from streets.

"Due to heavy rain in the early morning (on Saturday), waterlogging occurred at a number of places. We are tackling those issues on priority. Our staff is present round the clock to monitor the situation," a PWD official said.

The Delhi Traffic also posted tweets informing people about the stretches where they are expected to witness waterlogging.

"Traffic Alert. Traffic is heavy due to water logging at GGR/PDR. Kindly Avoid the Stretch," it said in a tweet around 11 am.

"Traffic Alert. Water logging near WHO on Ring Road. Kindly Avoid the Stretch," it said in another tweet.

(With PTI Inputs)

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