In Delhi, rains cause traffic jams, leading to waterlogging. Advisory issued latest news delhi

Traffic came to a halt in the national capital on Thursday morning, welcoming the first monsoon rains, bringing respite from the heat and humidity. The India Meteorological Department announced the arrival of the Southwest Monsoon in Delhi, which usually hits the national capital on June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.

“Southwest Monsoon has advanced into entire Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh & Jammu & Kashmir, parts of Rajasthan, entire Delhi, parts of Punjab & Haryana today, June 30, 2022,” the IMD tweeted on Thursday morning.

While most parts of the capital received good rains, the rains led to intermittent jams of water-logged vehicles on the roads for a few minutes. Social media was flooded with pictures of waterlogged roads, with commuters complaining about the traffic and some asking the police for help.

The Delhi Traffic Police, in a series of advisories, said that the movement of traffic on the Railway Underpass Bridge Prahladpur has been restricted as both the carriageways are closed due to waterlogging.

Traffic on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu was also affected due to waterlogging in Lodhi underpass and carriageway from AIIMS to Sarai Kale Khan. Traffic police advised commuters to avoid Aurobindo Marg from IIT to Adhchini, MB Road from Khanpur T Point to Tughlaq Fort and Outer Ring Road from Chirag Delhi to Savitri Flyover.

The IMD department has also issued an orange alert, warning of heavy rain in some areas of the city on Thursday and moderate rain on Friday.

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