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Dust storm, light rain in Delhi-NCR throw city traffic out of gear

The storm dipped the visibility, leading to vehicles plying on the streets coming to a standstill momentarily

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Visitors shield herself as they walk through a heavy dust strom at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi on Friday | Photo: PTI

A hit this evening, plunging the city into darkness and throwing traffic out of gear in parts of the capital.

In Lutyens' Delhi, the sprawling complex, seat of the government and the bungalow zone, were shrouded by dust kicked up by gusty winds which was followed by light drizzle.


The storm dipped the visibility, leading to vehicles plying on the streets coming to a standstill momentarily, while pedestrians rushed to seek shelter.
 

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Lightning is seen during a thunderstorm over the Raisina Hills area of | Photo: PTI

A Meteorological (MeT) said the department was tabulating the complete report on the incident. Office-goers and others were seen curiously peeping out of windows of the buildings as it became dark outside rather early after a blistering afternoon.

First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 19:52 IST
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