Delhi woke up to heavy rains on Wednesday and within hours severe water-logging and traffic jams were reported from various areas of Delhi, Gurugram and Noida. Several flights too were delayed due to bad weather and people took to social media to tweet about weather conditions and traffic jams at various places.
Time to take out your boats and submarines to office! #RainDelay #trafficjam pic.twitter.com/NW3lY0Uv2v
— Anindya Tripathi (@sentiscribbler) August 31, 2016
Not just US diplomat John Kerry, many Delhites were left in the lurch as rains lashed on. As reported, all flights have been delayed at Indira Gandhi Airport and many companies in Gurugram reportedly asked their employees to work from home.
Venice of UP. @UPGovt @SmartCityGzb pic.twitter.com/bvt3BUIUMm
— Jitender Sharma (@capt_ivane) August 31, 2016
US Secretary of State John Kerry cancels his visit to Sisganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid and Gauri Shankar temple due to rain. Even the app based taxi services were paralysed as many displayed the message “no cabs available,” on their interface.
Heavy rain in #Delhi-NCR region, app-based cab services affected #rains
READ: https://t.co/h8uM8YBMcF pic.twitter.com/CM2JoztibM
— NDTV (@ndtv) August 31, 2016
If the water is deep enough to submerge your vehicle’s exhaust pipe, then try to avoid the road. #BeRainSafe
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) August 31, 2016
However, Delhi traffic police and twitteratis are doing their best to ensure that people are informed about the “safe routes” and places that are waterlogged
3/3.. Raja Garden towards Mayapuri,Gymkhana towards Teen Murti Marg.
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 31, 2016
Delhi: Fresh spell of rain lashes the city (Visuals from Mandi House) pic.twitter.com/8jfuoJsCRt
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
5 persons injured as lightening struck near them at Narela, taken to hospital. #DelhiRains. Reports @PankajTyagiNBT pic.twitter.com/1V4lCGIXrf
— NBT Dilli (@NBTDilli) August 31, 2016