Rains flood roads in Delhi-NCR region; traffic hit
According to the Safdarjung Weather Station, 12.6 mm rainfall was recorded till 8.30 in the morning. Around Palam, 38.5 mm rainfall was recorded.
Life in the Delhi-NCR region, where it has been raining steadily since the morning, has been hit badly, with roads flooded and traffic building up on many stretches.
According to the Safdarganj weather center, 12.6 mm rainfall was recorded till 8.30 in the morning. At the same time, 38.5 mm rainfall was recorded around Palam.
Delhi: Parts of national capital receives rainfall; visuals from Safdarjung Enclave and RK Puram pic.twitter.com/dmIL0wSE7F- ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
Due to heavy rains in the ITO [Income Tax Office] area of Delhi, roads were flooded. The rains began as people were leaving for office. Office goers had to face a lot of problems. In the photos, several people were shown taking shelter at the bus stand.
Commuters take shelter at a bus-stop at KG Marg as Delhi receives heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/qrqjcF49fx- ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
The Meteorological Department has predicted that due to the cloudy skies, visibility will be reduced. The Met has forecast more rain. On Monday too, there was heavy rain in many areas of Delhi.
In distant Maharashtra, rain is causing trouble too. The National Disaster Response Force [NDRF] is engaged in relief and rescue work in many areas.
In other parts of the country, a falling boulder hit a bus on the Badrinath highway in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Seven passengers died; the toll could rise. This happened near Lambghad.
Uttarakhand: Seven passengers dead & several feared trapped after a boulder fell on their bus at Lambagad slide zone on Badrinath Highway in Chamoli district earlier today. The police team is present at the spot. Rescue operation is underway. pic.twitter.com/ax7SslxbDs- ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
In Uttarakhand, 9 children were feared dead after a bus fell into a ditch in another accident. There were 18 children on the bus. This happened in Tehri Garhwal.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]