Watch Video: Car gets stuck as road caves in Delhi's Dwarka due to incessant rains

Following incessant and heavy rains that lashed the national capital, a car got stuck after a road caved in Delhi's Dwarka Sector 18.

The car was later pulled out with the help of crane. No one was injured, informed the Delhi police.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) advised people to stay indoors, close windows and doors, and not to take shelter under trees.

"Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls. Unplug electrical/electronic appliances. Immediately get out of water bodies. Keep away from all the objects that conduct electricity," the MeT Department advised.

The national capital is expected to continue receiving moderate rainfall with some isolated intense spells for the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

Delhi woke up to incessant overnight rains on Monday morning. It had received 70 mm rain till 8.30 am that caused waterlogging in several parts of the city.

"Moderate rainfall at most places with isolated intense spells very likely over Delhi during next 24 hours," the IMD said.

According to the IMD, a below 15 mm rainfall is considered "light", between 15 and 64.5 mm is "moderate", between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is "heavy" and between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm is "very heavy", and above 204.4 mm is considered as "extremely heavy".

The national capital received rain spells of varying intensity throughout the day. While Safdarjung received 38.4 mm rain from 8.30 am till 5.30 pm, Palam recorded 66.6 mm rain in the same duration.

The weather department issued advisory suggesting "slippery roads and traffic disruption" due to thunderstorm and rain.

It also warned against "partial damage to plantation, horticulture, standing crops, vulnerable structures, kutcha houses and huts" due to rains and strong winds.

It added that moderate to heavy spells of rain may cause "occasional reduction in visibility" and waterlogging may occur in the low-lying areas.

The Delhi Traffic Police too reported waterlogging at Pulpehladpur under the railway bridge. "Traffic is diverted from MB road towards Mathura road," it said on Twitter.

The city recorded minimum temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius, three points below the normal for the season, and the maximum temperature of 26.5 degrees Celsius, eight notches below the normal.

(With inputs from PTI)

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in