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As Heavy Rain Hits Delhi, Waterlogging, Traffic Snarls in Several Areas

Heavy rainfall in Delhi has led to waterlogging and traffic jams in several parts of the city.

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India
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Video Producer: Kanishk Dangi

Video Editor: Mohd. Irshad Alam

The national capital on Saturday, 21 August, witnessed the monsoon season's highest one-day rain. Heavy rainfall in Delhi has led to waterlogging and traffic jams in several parts of the city, including ITO and AIIMS flyover.

Delhi Safdarjung Airport recorded 138.8 mm of rain on Saturday, as per the Indian Meterological Department IMD).

"Delhi has been declared under orange alert following heavy and continuous rain which caused several inundations," said IMD, news agency ANI reported.

Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would is expected to occur over Delhi-NCR and its adjoining areas for the next few hours.

The Delhi Traffic Police, sharing the traffic updates on Twitter, indicated that the rains have led to heavy traffic at the Moolchand underpass, Minto Bridge, and Dwarka underpass, among other areas.

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Here are some visuals from Delhi today.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Vehicles wade through the waterlogged Ring Road during heavy rain near ITO in New Delhi.</p></div>

Vehicles wade through the waterlogged Ring Road during heavy rain near ITO in New Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Commuters wade through a waterlogged street after rain at Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi.</p></div>

Commuters wade through a waterlogged street after rain at Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Waterlogged Raj Ghat during rain in New Delhi.</p></div>

Waterlogged Raj Ghat during rain in New Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>A road near ITO, Delhi.</p></div>

A road near ITO, Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>A commuter wades through a waterlogged street after rain at Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi.</p></div>

A commuter wades through a waterlogged street after rain at Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Traffic jam due to water logging at Ring Road.</p></div>

Traffic jam due to water logging at Ring Road.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>A picture of the waterlogged Raj Ghat during rain in New Delhi.</p></div>

A picture of the waterlogged Raj Ghat during rain in New Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>People look on from above as vehicles wade through a waterlogged road after rain at Azadpur area in New Delhi.</p></div>

People look on from above as vehicles wade through a waterlogged road after rain at Azadpur area in New Delhi.

(Photo: PTI)

(With inputs from ANI)

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande
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