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Updated on: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 06:19 PM IST

Delhi Rains: Heavy downpour lashes national capital, leaves several areas, airport waterlogged; see pics

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall near the WHO building, at ITO, in New Delhi on Saturday | ANI

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall near the WHO building, at ITO, in New Delhi on Saturday | ANI

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Several areas, including the Delhi airport, were waterlogged after heavy rain lashed the national capital on Saturday. Heavy rainfall and consequent waterlogging have disrupted the normal, everyday life in various parts of Delhi.

Due to incessant rains in the national capital, several routes were either partially or completely waterlogged causing disruption in traffic movement. Several areas were submerged due to continuous heavy rain. Waterlogging was also witnessed near RK Puram, Moti Bagh, India Gate, Delhi Airport, Minto Bridge, ITO, Dwarka, Palam, and Madhu Vihar area.

There is waterlogging on NH 48 near Gurugram/Parade Road Crossing. Vehicles going from Dhaula Kuan to Gurugram are the worst affected. As per Delhi Police, there is three-four feet of waterlogging in Rani Kheda Under Pass and traffic is affected. The police have urged the commuted to avoid using these routes.

When half of Delhi was seen drowning in water, commuters across the city are struggling and are forced to take alternative routes.

Vijay Kumar said, "I use this route (Zakira) regularly. It gets waterlogged whenever it rains here." Mohammad, who was selling packaged drinking water said that the waterlogging causes a lot of inconvenience to the commuters. He also requested the government to resolve this issue.

Many Delhi-bound flights were also diverted to other cities due to heavy rains.

Take a look at these pictures:

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall | ANI

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall | ANI

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Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall | ANI

Police barricades set up at Mahipalpur-Delhi Aerocity NH 8 underpass as it closes due to heavy waterlogging triggered by rainfall, in New Delhi on Saturday. | ANI

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall | ANI

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Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rainfall | ANI

Waterlogging at Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3) after the national capital received heavy rainfall, in New Delhi on Saturday. | ANI

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"We regret the inconvenience caused. Due to sudden heavy rain, for a short period, there was waterlogging at the forecourt. Our team was immediately aligned to look into it and the issue has been resolved," said Delhi International Airport (DIAL).

The parts of Delhi Airport was also waterlogged following heavy rainfall in the national capital.

As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast "generally cloudy sky, heavy rain/thundershowers, very heavy rain at isolated places towards night".

(With agency inputs)

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Published on: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 06:19 PM IST
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