Heavy rains lead to gridlock and traffic jams in many areas
Delhi News Today Live Updates, Delhi-NCR Rains Today: Rains continued to batter Delhi for the third day in a row on Saturday, causing rumbles of traffic in some places in the morning, even as the minimum temperature stood a notch above normal for the season. The city received 15mm of rain from 8:30 a.m. Friday to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to data shared by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Relentless rains battered the nation’s capital on Thursday, causing waterlogging across a large swathe of the city, leading to creeping traffic.
Meanwhile, a fire broke out at a shoe factory in the Narela Industrial Zone this morning, the Delhi Fire Department said. A call had been received around 8:34 a.m. regarding the fire that had broken out at the MSC shopping center. Visuals from the site show thick smoke obscuring the front of the burning building, as DFS personnel lay pipes inside. The DFS said ten firefighters had been dispatched to the scene, with no injuries or fatalities reported so far. According to DFS Chief Atul Garg, “The fire has been brought under control. The cramped conditions in the area make it difficult to navigate, although it’s not as bad as Old Delhi. The area also does not have much water supply.
The district administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar district said on Thursday that the school in classes I to VIII will remain closed on Fridays due to heavy rains. In Gurgaon, meanwhile, all private educational institutions have been told to remain closed. Although no advisories were issued, Gurgaon bore the brunt of waterlogging in the Delhi-NCR region. Several parts of the NH 48, especially the low areas, were waterlogged.