Traffic drenched in rain-drenched Delhi for the second day, yellow alert on Saturday too. Delhi News | Delhi News

New Delhi: The national capital was battling with traffic jams and waterlogging on several major roads due to incessant rains in the city for the second consecutive day on Friday.
weather department Delhi has also issued a yellow alert for Saturday, in which people have been warned about moderate rain at most places in Delhi while heavy rain is likely at some places.
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Heavy rains disrupted traffic movement and drivers were forced to ply on waterlogged roads and road blocked by fallen trees.
Delhi Traffic Police By issuing an alert, the passengers were asked to plan their journey keeping in mind the rains.
“Water logging has been observed near Hanuman Setu on Shanti Van” Hanuman Mandir CarriagewayLibaspur Underpass, Maharani Bagh Taimur Nagar Cut, Cdr Chowk, Mehrauli towards Gurugram, Andheria towards Vasant Kunj, Under Nizamuddin Bridge, Near Singhu Border Petrol Pump, MB Road towards Sainik Farms Carriageway,” it tweeted, Advised to avoid them.

The traffic police said that they received 19 calls regarding traffic jams, while 11 regarding waterlogging and 22 trees felling.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi received 12 complaints of waterlogging and 16 complaints of uprooting of trees.
According to officials, calls were received regarding traffic jams from Sonia Vihar Pushta Road, under Bijwasan Flyover, Uttam Nagar Signal, near Vasant Kunj Church and Vasant Kunj Fortis Hospital, Rajdhani Park to Nangloi, Pitampura, Model Town Extension etc.
Some commuters also took to the microblogging site to share the traffic situation on the ground.
One of the passengers said that the traffic in Nangloi was heavy. Another user requested the police to control the heavy traffic between Batla House and Okhla.
Police had also received information about traffic jams in Mahipalpur area and Preet Vihar in East Delhi.
In a related development, a portion of a parapet on top of the first floor of a building at MCD-run Hindu Rao Hospital collapsed on Friday, a senior civic official said.
However, no one was injured in the incident, the official said.
A car was damaged after a chunk of debris fell on it. It was not immediately known the exact cause of the collapse.
Delhi recorded more than half of the average rainfall in September in just 24 hours, ending at 8:30 am on Friday, turning this month into more rain than a deficient rainfall.
Delhi’s primary weather station Safdarjung Observatory recorded 58.5 mm of rainfall between September 1 and September 22 (Thursday morning), against the normal 108.5 mm.
72 mm of rain fell in the 24 hours that ended at 8:30 am on Friday, making it the first spell of heavy rain this month. From September 1 to September 23, the city received 130.5 mm of rain. Generally, Delhi receives 125.5 mm of rain in September.
no let-up rain in delhiIMD issues ‘yellow’ alert for Saturday
New Delhi (PTI): Parts of the national capital received continuous rain for the third consecutive day on Friday, bringing the maximum temperature to 27.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a ‘yellow’ alert warning people about moderate rain at most places in Delhi.
The IMD said the Palam observatory recorded 30 mm of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
Delhi’s primary meteorological station Safdarjung Observatory recorded 8 mm of rain during the same period. The Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar weather stations received 6.4 mm, 15.2 mm and 20.4 mm of rainfall, respectively.
Jafarpur, Najafgarh, Pusa and Mayur Vihar recorded 1 mm, 15 mm, 7 mm and 3.5 mm of rainfall respectively.
Rainfall less than 15 mm is considered light, between 15 mm and 64.5 mm is considered moderate, between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is heavy, and between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm is very heavy. Anything above 204.4 mm is considered extremely heavy rainfall.
Delhi’s minimum temperature was recorded at 22.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. The IMD said the relative humidity ranged between 100 per cent and 95 per cent.
Traffic jams were reported in several major parts of the national capital due to waterlogging due to rain.
Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to inform commuters about waterlogged routes and asked them to plan their travel accordingly.
“Hanuman Mandir Carriageway on Shanti Van Near Hanuman Setu, Libaspur Underpass, Maharani Bagh Taimur Nagar Cut, Cdr Chowk, Mehrauli towards Gurugram, Andheria Mor towards Vasant Kunj, Below Nizamuddin Bridge, Near Singhu Border Petrol Pump, MB Road But waterlogging has been observed. Towards Sainik Farms Carriageway,” it said, advising passengers to avoid these stretches.
The traffic police said they received 19 calls regarding traffic jams, 11 regarding waterlogging and 22 regarding falling trees.
The IMD has attributed the rains to the interaction of a Western Disturbance and a low pressure system.
The capital has recorded heavy rains only twice this monsoon season, first on July 1 when the city received 117.2 mm of rain.
Rainfall in the last two days has also reduced the total deficit in the monsoon season from 35 per cent (till September 22) to 23 per cent by Friday morning.
More rains are expected by the end of September before the monsoon retreats from the National Capital Region, which may further reduce the deficit

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