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Heavy rains in Delhi: Waterlogging at many places, DTC bus partially submerged below Minto Bridge

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Several areas in faced as heavy rains lashed the national capital this afternoon, forcing many people to wade through knee-deep water, while a stationary bus got nearly submerged below the Bridge near

In north Delhi, was reported at over 30 places, including in Mukherjee Nagar, Nehru Vihar, Outram Lines, Adarsh Nagar, Shashtri Nagar and Inderpuri, civic officials said.

In south Delhi, was reported from at least eight places, including in Vasant Kunj, Neb Serai, Jasola, Pragati Maidan Gate number four and Malviya Nagar's Tikona Park.

Two trees were uprooted in south in the rains while one got uprooted in north Delhi's area.

In a stark re-run of sorts of a 1990 rainy-weather incident, a DTC bus today got almost submerged below the Bridge, a notorious catchment area in the city, as curious onlookers gathered around it.

Seven to eight occupants of the low-floor bus, who were stranded, were rescued by the Fire Service.

Bridge is located next to the posh market and the Minto Road underneath is situated at a very low elevation leading to waterlogging there year after year.

According to the Safdarjung observatory, the recordings of which are considered official figures for Delhi, the city received 52.4 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.

Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar observatories recorded 14.2 mm, 44.2 mm, 118.4 mm and 71.4 mm of rain respectively during that period.

There was heavy waterlogging under the Tilak Bridge, Modi Mill flyover, and near the Welcome metro station.

Waterlogging was also reported from areas around the Mayapuri flyover, Naraina flyover, Bhairon Marg, Airport Road, Mathura Road, Moolchand underpass, Chhatarpur metro station, Baba Khadak Singh Marg, and Shadipur metro station, forcing commuters to navigate through knee-deep water.

But, not everyone cursed the waterlogging in their areas, as many children and youth ventured out and made merry as the heavens opened up.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:15 IST